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2023: “Name Your Successor,”Bakare Tells Buhari

Funsho Akinwale

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to name his successor ahead of 2023.

Bakare dropped the hint in a nationwide live broadcast during the Sunday service.

The pastor cum politician who last week visited the president, stated that it is important for him (Buhari) to influence who would emerge as his successor in 2023 so that his legacies would not be rubbished.

Recall, Buhari had last year declared that he had no intention of grooming anyone to succeed him in office.

But Bakare, who had declared his intention to be Nigeria’s 16th President after Buhari, who is number 15, said there’s a risk that a looter might take over if Buhari does not deliberately plan and determine who his successor would be.

“Succession is very funny because if I did find anybody, I will create more problems for him or her. Let those who want to be president try as much as I did,” Buhari had said last July.

“God is into succession. Anyone in government that does not concern himself about succession is destroying his own legacy because the person coming after you can just mess up everything.

“Let us ask God for grace of accurate succession; that he (Buhari) will not hand over the baton of government and governance to thieves and perverts, to corrupt and power-drunk individuals, but those who are true patriots, who will serve like our founding fathers served; though not perfect, they did their best,” Tunde said.

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