Vice presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change and General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has stated that he is not expecting a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari, The Punch reports.
Bakare who was interviewed by Sahara TV did not answer in affirmative of he will accept a ministerial position if Buhari offers him.
The cleric defended Buhari’s style of government saying “slow and steady wins the race.”
Bakare 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.
“Let’s not count chickens before they are hatched. The bible says the expectation of the righteous will not be cut off. That is when the expectation of the righteous is in tandem with God’s expectation. If you are expecting from God, the flesh can fail. Who knows tomorrow? In the next two months, when the ministers would be named, what if nobody is here or alive? ”
He added that he will continue to support the president in any capacity.
Speaking on the probe of the administration of the immediate past president, bakare 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.”
Bakare further stressed that he will not support the call that corrupt officials should get amnesty after the returned of looted funds adding that this would promote the wrong attitude.