Restructuring Is Very Possible Without Violence – Bakare
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The founder of Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare has asserted that restructuring Nigeria can take place without violence.

Bakare made this declaration on Friday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

According to the controversial religious leader, Nigeria is better off as one nation, such unity must be based on equity, justice, fair play, and the rule of law.

Bakare’s statement is a reiteration of his support for the idea of restructuring the country.

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Earlier this year, the cleric in one of his State of the Nation addresses was of the opinion that ‘we have failed to realise that a strong federal government working with strong federating units can guarantee the security and prosperity of the Nigerian people’.

In his view, ‘we have failed to appreciate the fact that coordinated governance by the different states in each of the geopolitical zones will enhance the security of Nigerians and bring our people out of poverty.’

According to him, ‘this is the heart and soul of restructuring’.

He went on to explain that restructuring does not mean the dismemberment of the Nigerian state.

‘It is not an attack on Nigerian unity. It does not mean disadvantaging any section of the country,’ the CGCC founder explained.

While briefing newsmen on Friday, Bakare also explicitly criticized the debate over power rotation describing it as politically immature.

He pointed out that zoning has never helped the area where the power is concentrated.

He said selecting a leader should be more about what the candidate has to offer. regardless of region.

The cleric called on the best of Nigerians to present themselves for future elections.