The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, has said that anyone who wants to lead Nigeria must negotiate with the northern part of the country.
Bakare who spoke to ThisDay stated that the “north has a way of giving you the crown and holding the sceptre.”
The clergyman, however, said this can only change if the Nigerian Constitution, which he described as a “glorified death certificate,” goes through a rejig.
According to him, “The way our country is constituted right now, no matter who wants to lead this country. Anyone that wants to lead this country right now will have to negotiate with the north and the north has a way of giving you the crown and holding the sceptre and if that’s going to change, our glorified death certificate called the Nigerian constitution must have to go through a rejig.
“I honestly will say, almost all the things that were going for the north in the days of Ahmadu Bello are no longer there. The textile industries where they dominated are not there anymore. The groundnut pyramids, etc. And what they have is what they hold. They have power.