Convener of Save Nigeria Group, SNG, and General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called on the Chairman of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, implementation monitoring team, Chief Christopher Kolade to resign so that he can prevent his reputation from being soiled by the current allegations of non- performance by the board.
He also regretted the delayed trial of those alleged to have stolen fuel subsidy funds, arguing that it was an indication that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had overbearing influence over other arms of government.
Briefing newsmen yesterday in Lagos, Bakare said the SNG would soon take a stand on the pardon granted to former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Deiprieye Alamieyeseigha.
According to him: ‘’If people are saying that the PDP is sharing the subsidy reinvestment fund, I would not be surprised. If PDP does not share the money, who will? Do you think the PDP has good intentions? I felt pity for Dr. Christopher Kolade when he was appointed to head that committee. He is a man with good reputation but appointing him at 80 to head that committee, was a way of soiling his good reputation. With the kind of allegations coming up on how the funds are being managed, the best thing for him to do is to resign. I hope he withdraws or resigns before he is messed up, because you cannot expect anything good from the PDP.’’
‘’The reason why you cannot see good judgment on the prosecution of those, who allegedly stole fuel subsidy funds is because there is connivance between all arms of government to subjugate the country. The PDP gave the indication when it said it would rule for sixty years. And they have formed a merger with the senate, judiciary and other arms of government to realise that dream.’’
Bakare added that ‘’Alamiesyeigha is not the issue if the looting in Bayelsa State is not addressed. SNG would soon take a stand on the matter. I cannot see any hope in our future except through cleansing, show me any nation that has democracy and development without revolution.’’