By Dapo Akinrefon
Political activist and serving overseer of Latter Rain Assembly Pastor Tunde Bakare has disclosed plans to form a political movement to champion the restructuring of Nigeria.
Bakare who was an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his running mate in the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, said the new movement named, ‘New Nigeria Progressive Movement’ would fight to entrench true federalism in the country.
Bakare made the announcement in his church on Sunday.
“Even among those touting restructuring in their political agenda today, there is no visible concerted effort in the direction of long term commitment to fundamental reconceptualization and renegotiation of the Nigeria state. Thus, once the furor of election turns, whims and movement predictably lose momentum, Nigerians be once again will be faced with the daily realities of a nation that is restructured to fail.”
“Fellow Nigerians, I’m here to announce to you that the time has come for the true progressives to arise, say enough is enough to political hypnosis; it is time to take our country back.”
“We are stepping into shape the national conversation beyond elections and begin to lay the groundwork for the restructuring of this nation,” Bakare stated.
“We will be going to every nook and cranny with our agenda and message. We have only three points on our agenda, restructuring, restructuring and restructuring. Therefore, our Distinct Nationhood Agenda (DNA) is simple, it is RUN -Restructuring For United Nigeria – this is what I’m set to advance.
“I’m running and leading a movement called the New Nigeria Progressives Movement. We shall join forces with foreign countries, champion reintegration of diverse ethnic groups into true identity until every Nigeria is proud to say ‘I’m a Nigerian’ and also spearhead the orientation of every Nigerians until a minimum of fifty million Nigerians can say ‘NO’ to hypnotic democracy.”