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“Credible polls can’t hold in 2015”: Pastor Tunde Bakare calls for two-year transition government

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“Credible polls can’t hold in 2015”: Pastor Tunde Bakare calls for two-year transition government

by Dare Lawal

At the thanksgiving ceremony to mark his 60th anniversary at the Latter Rain Assembly in Lagos, senior pastor Tunde Bakare spoke on “The Nigeria of my dreams.”

He offered a radical suggestion in light of the ongoing security challenge which the nation is facing especially in states in the North East of the country. Bakare said that rather than conducting an election next year, a two-year transition government should be constituted to midwife the transfer of power from the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to another government.

According to Bakare, the government should comprise of people of high capability, integrity and character who would come together to proffer solutions to the nation’s problems.

He said that considering the security situation in the North, holding an election  would put too much pressure on the military.

Bakare lamented that the country has been fragmented along ethnic and religious lines, adding that the North/South divide was more visible under the present dispensation. According to him, the nation now faces threat of insecurity and divisions in social lives than it had ever witnessed.

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