Pastor Tunde Bakare Reveals What Forced Igboho to Demand for Oduduwa Republic
Bakare said calls for self-determination in Nigeria were caused by the failure of the country’s leaders.
Popular Nigerian pastor Tunde Bakare has revealed that corruption and the inability of the government to protect citizens forced Sunday Igboho to demand for Oduduwa Republic.
Bakare who is the pastor in charge of the Citadel Global Community Church said calls for self-determination in Nigeria were caused by the failure of the country’s leaders.
Bakare noted that if everything was well with the country, none of the agitations for the Oodua Republic or the Biafra Republic would be taken seriously.
He stated this in an interview with BBC Yoruba on Saturday while speaking in the state of the nation.
“I and Sunday Igboho haven't seen one another for once. The time he was supposed to come and see me, he couldn't but he has seen other prominent people in Yoruba land, he has seen kings, chiefs and others but if things are truly going on well in the country, everyone is living fine, has food to eat, has water to drink...
“There was no one demanding what Sunday Igboho requested for before this time but I know when things turn around for good and those at the top see that things have become bad and start making a change... all these agitations, the Yoruba elders will call them because the elders have not asked them to go out and demand the Oduduwa Republic.
“When I was birthed and up until I was three, I couldn't walk, I was crawling on my butt but my mother never left me, she didn't kill me, she didn't leave me to go to another man. She stayed in my father's house and she stood by me till I became someone who was staggering to walk.
“God that has helped my mother not to leave me to go elsewhere, we won't leave this country for another. My children went abroad to study, before they left, we all signed a document that when they graduate, they will come back to Nigeria because this is their home.
”If we don't make Nigeria better and we flee to other countries, we are simply going to the countries of those who have made their countries better.