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|See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by phemmie06(m): 7:00am On Mar 27, 2017|
The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly , Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, condemned the mode of arrests in the aftermath of the clash between the indigenes and the Hausa community in the ancient town .
Speaking in Lagos during his sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly , Bakare described as “ an abuse ” the arrest of some Yoruba as suspects in the clash and the justification of the arrest by the police.
The police had paraded 20 suspects of Yoruba extraction in Abuja last week , alleging that they masterminded the riot in the town on March 8 , where 46 persons were reportedly killed.
Police spokesman , Jimoh Moshood, who conducted the parade, did not , however, give reasons why no Hausa, who were involved in the clashes , were arrested as suspects .
The Inspector -General of Police, Ibrahim Idris , justified the arrests , which some Yoruba groups and individuals had described as one-sided and unacceptable .
But Bakare , stressing the importance of justice and equity in nation -building, wondered what could have informed the arrest of members of a party in the crisis, leaving out the culprits on the other side .
“If there is a fight between two people, you don ’t arrest one person and leave the other. What you do is to arrest the two and let the law takes its course. To arrest one party and leave the other and even go ahead to justify it is an abuse .
“No one should be allowed to promote ethnic agenda in the country . That is not the way of righteousness,” added the cleric, who spoke on ‘The raising of a model leader’.
Bakare equally accused those he described as “ sons of disobedience” around President Muhammadu Buhari of leaking a memo, written by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai , to the President.
El-Rufai had , in the 28 -page memo , said to have been written in September 2016, drew Buhari ’ s attention to the state of the nation , warning the President that the All Progressives Congress -led Federal Government was failing to deliver on its promises to Nigerians .
Some analysts had argued that the outspoken Kaduna State governor leaked the memo to the media , ostensibly to rubbish the incumbent Buhari administration and curry favour towards his rumoured 2019 presidential ambition .
Bakare alleged that those around Buhari deliberately leaked the memo to create friction between the President and the governor to fulfil their selfish interests.
The cleric explained that he joined El-Rufai to deliver the letter to Buhari at the Presidential Villa last year .
Bakare stated , “I can never deny that I knew about the memo; I knew about it . I flew from Lagos to meet El-Rufai in Abuja to discuss the contents with President Buhari . There were just three of us at the meeting.
“The memo was an assessment of what was going on ; where mistakes had been made and things were not going on well; and what could be done to move the country forward .
“It was not an attack on anybody or on the President but some sons of disobedience around President Buhari leaked the memo to Sahara Reporters to make it look as if it was meant to attack the President for their own selfish interests.
“Can you imagine that the memo was written in September last year and some people think that they could gain from that? Woe betides anyone who thinks he can further his interest by manipulating anything in this era .”
Going short of mentioning the names of those he accused of leaking the memo , Bakare , who contested as the running mate to Buhari in the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change , stated that it was too late for anyone to set him against the President.
The pastor lamented that most Nigerian leaders “hate those who love them and love those who hate them”, saying some leaders of the nation only listened to those who did not wish them well.
Bakare said though one did not have the right to choose one’s father , one had the right to choose one’s model in life, asking leaders in the nation to promote righteousness in order to ensure that there was joy in the land .
He also berated the Senate for leaving pressing matter of national importance to concentrate on a flippant issue of the uniform of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service , Col . Hameed Ali (retd .)
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 7:00am On Mar 27, 2017|
AFONJAS no they learn from history at all...
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by DickDastardly(m): 7:01am On Mar 27, 2017|
Every sane person surely has to condemn the senseless one sided arrest
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by lawrenzi(m): 7:03am On Mar 27, 2017|
lets make the world a better place
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by TippyTop(m): 7:03am On Mar 27, 2017|
Hausa never start o, this is just the beginning
When you clowns were pushing Bubu's candidacy we warned you.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by mightyhazel: 7:07am On Mar 27, 2017|
Bakare shd just call a spade by its name!
All dese careful and tactical maneuvers is just typical of,..
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Baawaa(m): 7:33am On Mar 27, 2017|
Southwest the most sensible region in Nigeria,let hear what Bia-fraud people say
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Justuceleague2: 7:37am On Mar 27, 2017|
While I couldn't agree more with your sensible comment
I'd like to point out that most of them were evacuated immediately after the crisis, FG and Ooni provided security and transport for the hausa folks
Let's not forget hausas suffered 99.9% casualties, it was a mess
As such police wouldn't arrest innocent hausas just to Please the Yoruba
If that happens there'll be outcry in the north about how Northerners are being randomly arrested
I hope I made some sense
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by luvinhubby(m): 7:46am On Mar 27, 2017|
I do not do tribalism, but my Yoruba friends have failed to see the ethnic supremacy card being played by this administration and it is very unfortunate.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by luvinhubby(m): 7:59am On Mar 27, 2017|
No you did not.
There were casualties on both sides, more Yoruba houses was burnt in the crises, and there were Ife indigenes that lost their lives also, your assertion that 99% casualty was Hausa is not only wrong but untrue.
Does an evacuation immune a suspect from arrest?
Were they taken to the moon, out of the reach of the police?
The Yoruba houses burnt in Ife, were they burnt by Yoruba people also?
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by mike404(m): 8:03am On Mar 27, 2017|
DickDastardly:don't generalize cuz you haven't heard from madridguy, sweetlemon, maclatunji and carinmom.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Justuceleague2: 8:23am On Mar 27, 2017|
I get where you are coming from but unless you reside in ife, you can't call my figure untrue
Yes houses were burnt but most casualty was from. Northerners, not proud of it, just saying
As said earlier hausas were evacuated, if they are in Osun they are not in ife , everybody is still scared
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by CarlosTheJackal: 8:35am On Mar 27, 2017|
DickDastardly:I will rather be senseless today. Let the Yoruba traditional ruler convert another thief in prison since Obj did same.
The Yorubas here supported Buhari impunity on other groups so they shouldn't look for any friends now
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by CarlosTheJackal: 8:37am On Mar 27, 2017|
lawrenzi:Without the Hausa and Yoruba Muslims
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Luckylife(m): 8:57am On Mar 27, 2017|
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
one tribe have this to say .
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by orunto27: 9:26am On Mar 27, 2017|
The V.P. is The Boss of State Governors. For proper Management, The Letter should be routed through him to The President
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by orunto27: 9:26am On Mar 27, 2017|
The V.P. is The Boss of State Governors. For proper Management, The Letter should be routed through him to The President.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Degis(m): 10:52am On Mar 27, 2017|
Obviously, you have only ridiculed yourself. So, if all the Hausas were innocent, who was fighting against the Yorubas or did the Yorubas fight against themselves and roped the Hausas
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by madridguy(m): 11:03am On Mar 27, 2017|
What do you want me to say? We are talking about more than 50 human lives wasted on mere issue. All I want is justice.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by nkwuocha: 11:21am On Mar 27, 2017|
Pastor Bakare, lick your wound,you are a slave to the NORTH ,so don't complain.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by DocHMD: 11:30am On Mar 27, 2017|
When are they tying the yoruba miscreants to stakes and have them shot? They are killers and killers must be killed. shikena!
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Malawian(m): 4:01pm On Mar 27, 2017|
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by omofunaab(m): 4:28pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Igbos are here already
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by Justuceleague2: 4:48pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Please I don't do insult but don't test me
I just explained that most of them were driven out of Ile ife by government provided vehicles
The remaining ones are either hiding or not in Ile ife
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by BenBruce4Presdt(f): 5:02pm On Mar 27, 2017|
When it touched you.. Eerhh?
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by BenBruce4Presdt(f): 5:07pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Guy we don't land as you dey land for our own gbege..
Una go here am today... Hahahha!
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by mathemagician3: 5:10pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Why should any sane person support Yorubas after they've unjustly slaughtered innocent Hausas going about their daily business. When Igbos were being killed on the streets like stray dogs did any sane Yoruba condemn it? None did, they even supported it.
Every sane person know how savage Yorubas can be, hence, we must support that those arrested especially the Oba who led the slaughtering of peace-loving Hausas be summarily executed for their crimes against humanity.
We don't support criminals biko.
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by BenBruce4Presdt(f): 5:11pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Guy, you can win award for SENSELESSNESS..
So why the hell are you afraid of northern outcry..
So it's better only Yoruba's OUTCRY?
Your mumu long pass your pen-is.. Walahi!
|Re: See Bakare Comments On Ile Ife Riot by SIRmanjar(m): 6:21pm On Mar 27, 2017|
Shut ur mouth u dis Mumu pastor..U better leave politics ad face God's work.
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