The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “tear down” the 1999 Constitution.
He clarified the Constitution as Nigeria’s ‘glorified death certificate’.
The cleric said this on Sunday, October 10, 2021, during his ongoing ‘State of the Nation’s address at his church headquarters in Lagos
According to him, he said those arguing on the 2023 election before restructuring “are putting the cart before the horse.”
He also said the wreckage of Nigeria’s actual political structure by the military is accountable for the country’s current socio-economic and political challenges.
He also augmented that the ethnic, religious, and secessionist agitations in the East, West, and North were evidence that the country was in terrible need of restructuring.
While explaining, he said, “I am fully persuaded that the 1999 constitution is nothing more than a glorified death certificate.”
Bakare also called on President Buhari as he stated “Mr. President, stop passing the buck to the National Assembly…Tear down this inhibitive concoction of a constitution. Tear it down so that we can build a nation.”
The cleric also urged the president to restructure the country before leaving office, saying ‘history will remember that you failed’ if he refuses to do so.
Pastor Bakare was President Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 general elections.
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