Pastor Tunde Bakare, a big name in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given an explanation as to why he might not be supporting the presidential ambition of his party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu.
In a now-viral video, Bakare described the Emilokan kind of politics as a politics of entitlement which according to him is not good for the nation.
“Politics of entitlement also manifest as a perennial candidacy, not with the intent to serve but to gratify long-term personal ambition it could also manifest as insistence on a given political office as a reward for what one considers as a lifetime sacrifice to the nation.
“Politicians with a sense of entitlement evade political debates, they do not consider it imperative to communicate with the electorate. And entitlement politics will breed an imperial presidency that is distant from the people and has no sense of responsibility or accountability to the people. The such imperial government will slide towards dictatorship,” Pastor Bakare said.
His comment seems a subtle jab to Tinubu who is famous for his Emilokan phrase and has failed to honour invites to presidential town halls and debates.
APC card carrying member, Pastor TUNDE Bakare, withdraws support of Tinubu for president.
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