Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) Overseer Pastor Tunde Bakare believes that whatever background, Nigeria needs a competent and honest president.
According to Bakare, Nigerians should focus more on the competencies of the presidents, as the zones from which the presidents come have little influence on the development of the country.
He added that northern Nigeria produced most of Nigeria’s presidents, but the north is not progressing as well as the south, which has fewer presidents compared to the north.
The clergyman made his revelation Friday while answering questions from State House reporters following a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Mansion in Abuja.
He said, “I said it on October 3rd. It is our political and other immaturity that makes us say that power must be either north or south, rather than looking for the best, strongest, most competent, and characters who love that nation.
“Listen to me, if the president’s origins improve the place he comes from, the northern part of Nigeria should be the richest and most advanced and most developed, because from 61 years the north has” 40 to 41 years long produced either the president or the heads of state and yet see the regression in the north.
“If it comes from the south, why would a person like former President Olusegun Obasanjo freeze and seize the Lagos State account in his own term? If it comes from the South-South or the Southeast, why couldn’t former President Goodluck Jonathan use all of his powers to develop the South-South / Southeast?
“Not where they come from, but what they wear and what they have to offer. May the best of the best in Nigeria rise, regardless of whether they come from the East, the West, the North or the South.
“If there are rotation agreements between politicians, a bargain is a bargain. That’s between them. But as far as this country is concerned, we now need a man who can drive us to the Eldorado. “