Again, Tunde Bakare hits Tinubu’s ‘Emilokan’ political ideology, warns on implications of hardship, others – Blueprint Newspapers Limited


The Founder and General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has again berated the ‘Emilokan’ politics of President Bola Tinubu.

The clergy in his message on Sunday to his congregation aired on Channels TV, said he warned against the “Emilokan” kind of politics.

While preaching on the sermon titled; ‘Vice, Virtue & Time: Three Things That Never Stand Still,’ the cleric said, “I’m reminded of the warning that I sounded to Nigerians in January 2023 in my address titled, ‘Bridging the gap between politics and governance.’

“I warned that the politics of entitlement; the ’emilokan’ type of politics would breed an imperium presidency, one that would slide towards dictatorship and would be intolerant of dissent.

“The actions of the DSS have raised concerns about professionalism and adherence to the rule of law. The reported invasion of the premises of the EFCC and the handling of the case of Emefiele have sparked discussions regarding the need for due process and equitable application of justice.

“The handling of the Emefiele case has sent a signal to the world and the current President’s disposition to the war against corruption.”

The cleric said the war against corruption by the present administration was like making some people scapegoats by virtue of them being “political adversaries while various other major enemies of Nigeria remain untouched.”

Bakare’s comments were regarding the arrest, detention and prosecution of the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, as well as the detention of the former boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by the Department of State Services.

He also spoke on the implications of “worsening hardship” faced by Nigerians amidst high cost of fuel and other commodities.


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