By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
LAGOS—CONVENER of Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday, vowed to mobilise 12 million Nigerians to campaign against the candidacy of erstwhile military President, General Ibrahim Babangida in next year’s election.
Delivering a lecture entitled The Interplay of Religion in the Leadership Failings in Nigeria—Which Way 2011?” at the seventh annual Adeleke Adejobi Foundation public lecture in Lagos, the fiery gospel preacher and social crusader, said: “If it remains the last drop of my blood, I will resist the candidacy of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.”
Continuing, Bakare vowed that IBB will not be allowed to rule this country again, “because he annulled the freest and fairest election in the history of the country and now without feeling remorse about his action, he wants to come back through the back door and enslave the nation again.
“We won’t allow that to happen again.”
According to the cleric, the ruling party, PDP, is only a fraction of the country made up of about three million Nigerians who had managed to teleguide the lives of the rest of the nation, adding “the nation has grown wiser now and will no longer accept corrupt politicians in next year’s elections.”