Tunde Bakare, the overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano for a wedding.
Buhari alongside National leader of the All progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and 22 state governors were in Kano on Saturday to celebrate the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje, children of Abiola Ajimobi, and Ibrahim Ganduje.
Bakare speaking at the Latter Rain on Sunday wondered what the president was doing at the Kano wedding, while 110 Dapchi schoolgirls are still in captivity.
Bakare stated that the wedding, which came two days after Boko Haram killed some UN aid workers in Rann shows the insensitivity of Nigerian leaders.
“Forgive my ill-mannerism, but I could not comprehend why a governor will celebrate the wedding of his daughter, and another governor of his son, on the front pages of newspapers, flashing it before our eyes, when other peoples’ daughters are in captivity,” Bakare said.
“If any of them had lost a daughter in that captivity, would they celebrate that way? I know the Bible says rejoice with them that rejoice, but I do not know what the president of Nigeria was doing there.
“And somebody came to say, let me explain to you, it is Islamic tradition, before this time, about January, they had agreed, that he (Buhari) will be the one to give the bride away and (Bola) Tinubu will be the one to pay the dowry, and present the son, and they agreed long before now.
“I looked at him and said the president of Nigeria wanted to come to my daughter’s wedding, and I said to him, sir, don’t come. That is beneath your office. Face the work of the state and keep serving.
“And 22 governors showed up to mark register, when 110 daughters of citizens of your nation were captured by Boko Haram that you said you have already technically defeated?
“It just shows how insensitive our leaders are. We have gotten to a stage that our president has become a king and a monarch. That his son who rode his pleasurable bike that almost claimed his life, will be returning from an overseas trip, where he had received special healthcare that Nigerians cannot afford, that it took a whole minister of state to go and welcome him, because he has no job.”
Bakare further speaking, said anyone who knows how much debt Nigeria owes will weep for the country.
“If you truly know the truth, you will weep, if you know how much we are owing as a nation, you will weep. For 16 years of PDP they borrowed N6 trillion, for three years of APC, they borrowed N11 trillion.
“And they are not going to pay the debt. You and I, and our children, and our children’s children will pay the debt, unless they write them off again.”