Monday, 9 November 2015

Why President Buhari Is Helpless Against Boko Haram – Tunde Bakare

Why President Buhari Is Helpless Against  Boko Haram – Tunde Bakare
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly has said President Muhammadu Buhari is helpless in the on-going fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

In an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, November 8, the pastor said that the Buhari-led administration could not be termed clueless as efforts were made to curb insurgency. He said the military was making inroads into the insurgency. He noted that the appointment of the new service chiefs and President  Buhari’s meetings with leaders of neighbouring countries was all in a bid to defeat the extremists.

“President Buhari’s administration is not clueless but helpless on the issue of insecurity. He met with neighbouring countries, changed service chiefs and formed ties with the leaders of the Western nations to seek their support in tackling insurgency. That is why we must all rise up to support his administration.”

He also said that the president took his time to select people he could work with as ministers and that the wait was worth it.

“Buhari took his time to choose the ministers. If anyone says they are not the best or competent, the person should tell me the charges against them in court. Are those nominated competent? Are they Nigerians? I know that there is federal character. If you don’t have those you want, you pick those available. The President has said that not all of them will have portfolios. If our constitution says we must have 36 ministers and we don’t have the resources to pay them, it is time to change that constitution.”

Pastor Bakare noted that some of the ministerial nominees were instrumental in the success of Buhari as the president.

“See the case of Rotimi Amaechi with all the battles he fought with the past administration. I do not also see any horse-trading in their screening and confirmation by the Senate.”

Pastor Bakare was the running mate of Buhari during the 2011 election under the umbrella of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).