Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the statement of the Presiding Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare about the “politics of Emi lol kan”.
Emilokan politics is a popular term which means, “it is my turn”; a term which is exclusively identified with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
In a latest development, Bakare, on
Sunday during a state of the nation broadcast at his church auditorium in Ikeja, Lagos, condemned ‘emi lo kan’ politics, saying politicians who practice such are intolerant.
Bakare said, “This ’emi lo kan’ politics that insists on one’s turn, even if circumstances do not align, is bad. Politics of entitlement also manifests as perennial candidacy, not with the intent to serve, but to gratify long time personal ambitions.
“It could also manifest as insistence on a given political office as a reward for what one considers a lifetime of sacrifice to the nation. Politicians with a sense of entitlement evade political debates; they do not consider it imperative to communicate with the electorate.
“Entitlement politics will breed an imperial presidency that is distant from the people and has no sense of responsibility or accountability to the people. Such imperial governance will slide towards dictatorship and will be intolerant of dissent.
“Entitlement politicians set low performance benchmarks for themselves when they secure power and are content with projecting molehills as mountains of achievement.”
The statement has continued to generate various reactions from Nigerians, many of whom speculated that the cleric has rejected the candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, in the coming presidential election.
It would also be recalled that Bakare, was a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, during the party’s primary.
@novieverest, tweeted, “I expect Agbado members, a combination of the boys and girls to drag the hell out of Pastor Tunde Bakare.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, an APC member truly did put a down payment for roasted corn, roasted popcorn, and everything that gets roasted.”
@Kadiayena1, tweeted, “Pastor Tunde Bakare saying exactly what is happening & what will happen if Tinubu becomes president (God forbid).
Tinubu claims he wants to serve but avoids debates as he is only after his personal ambitions. Also, his sense of entitlement is a proof of a tyrant & not a leader.”
@Chucky2248, tweeted, “Toh! what word is accurate for this? succinctly or apt because it can’t just be placed better. A word is enough for the wise. First time I agree with pastor tunde bakare. I never like his stand about buhari because he wasn’t straight forward he spoke from two sides. This👌🏿”
@Adenijiolaide13, tweeted, “For you shall know the truth and the truth shall set u free Pastor Tunde Bakare has seen the light and he is asking the right question speaking the right words in this video. May we not fall a prey again
@realFFK @fkeyamo @adamugarba how market?”
@MercyEgbai, tweeted, “Pastor Tunde bakare of the APC, have spoken the mind of most Nigerians. Nigeria first b4 any party, tribe, religion or person.
You can’t be sick, demented and say it’s your turn.
Pls let’s vote wisely, Vote Peter Obi.”