Pastor Tunde Bakare Discusses Possible Ministerial Posts In Buhari Government
In an exclusive interview with SaharaTV, former vice presidential candidate, Pastor Tunde Bakare, talked about the new Buhari administration and his possible role within it.
Mr. Bakare said he did not need a ministerial appointment to make change in Nigeria. The Founder of the Latter Rain Assembly said that he is not expecting President Buhari to appoint him into his cabinet.
Bakare ran with Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 presidential election.
The pastor said, “as far as I am concerned, I am not expecting to be named a minister. If I am offered an appointment, when I get to that bridge, I will cross it. I am already a minister of the gospel. Ministry is my calling and my life. The word minister means servant. When you expect nothing, you cannot be disappointed.”
“I keep on doing what I am doing, to be a solid supporter of the Buhari movement and what he stands for in public life. I have no regret on what I did in 2011. If an opportunity presents itself, I will do it again. I am not seeking anything,” he added.
Pastor Bakare also said that President Buhari’s visit to the United States played a large role in improving the relationship between the two countries.
When asked whether or not former President Goodluck Jonathan should be probed, he said, “I will not advocate that President Jonathan should be probed or not be probed. A day or two before the inauguration of the President, the transition committee received a report. They worked on it for weeks.”
“The President has looked into those reports. If there are anomalies, President Buhari will call the former president and say things are irregular and the law should take its effect. But as for the witch-hunt of others, that is a waste of time. If you keep on chasing the wrong things, you will not do the right things. But that does not mean anyone who has done evil should get away with it.”