Lagos – Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has said that for Nigeria to witness successful general elections in 2015, issues such as corruption, violence and insecurity must be addressed.
Bakaresaid this at a news briefing on Sunday in Lagos.
“ I seriously and fervently pray that it will not get to the stage of a people’s revolt before positive changes begin to happen in Nigeria.’’
“Without doubt, the catalogue of mismanagement of resources, the unbridled stealing of public funds and the bewildering exposure of the level of corruption in almost every arm of government is a cause for worry.
“For the nation not to crumble, is the reason for my message. This is no time for false accusations and counter accusations,’’ he said.
Bakare said that although President Goodluck Jonathan might be doing his best, the impact could not be felt because of the level of corruption in the country.
According to him, Jonathan deserves sympathy and prayers from the citizens.
Bakare said that whatever positive change might come to the nation would not be engineered by those benefitting from corruption.
“Positive change will only come from a breed without greed and a radical opposition to corruption.
“True genuine change can only come from those not infected by the present corruption malaise; it can only come from positive agents of social change who are totally sold out to public good,’’ he added.
However, Bakare said it was regrettable that those crying for change had yet to take up the challenge of bringing about that change.
On the possibility of contesting future elections, Bakare said: “I will be available to serve if my nation needs me.’’ (NAN)