The military has been advised against any attempt to take over power in the wake of some recent national developments which have been over-heating the nation’s polity.
Giving the advice in a sermon delivered in his church, on Sunday, Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, warned those that engaged in acts responsible for over-heating the polity to desist and henceforth respect the constitution.
While warning the military not to contemplate staging a takever of government, Pastor Bakare said he would mobilise Nigerians against such act.
The cleric in his message, “The Birth Pang to a New Nigeria,” also noted that some politicians were undermining the Constitution to seek unwholesome way to power.
He said there were conflicting signals that the country was in extreme case, noting that what was happening was not new.
He added that the Constitution was clear on succession, stressing that those playing God by virtue of their position were making the path to a new Nigeria painful.
The clergy, who likened the politicians’ conduct to the biblical Absalom and Adonijah said: “Whenever leaders serve with a weak energy, leadership vacuum will be created. Since nature abhors vacuum the country will face setbacks.
“Those trying to undermine the country are like Adonijah and Absalom whose inordinate ambitions set them against their father, King David and the people of Israel.
“If the President is very healthy and able to discharge his duties, there will be no room for Absalom and Adonijah.
“So anyone with inordinate ambition is an Absalom. Those who don’t learn from history are Adonijah.
Adonijah did not learn from what happened to Absalom and he came to wrong conclusion.
“Do not forget that we have constitution in this country, as bad as the constitution is, as unacceptable as it appears, as full of pot holes as it may be, it is still the constitution of Nigeria and certain things are stipulated there.
“In the light of the fact that the President cannot discharge his duties, he must transit power to the Vice President of this country. This President has never led without transmitting that power.
Mop “And if you want to know whether the President has not recover, I said during this sermon that the country was in the path of recovery, give him chance. Niger Republic has not seen their President for a while. Nigeria needs an energetic leader, the circumstances of our polity has brought us to where we are.
“The man is in the intensive care unit and the doctor treating him are wishing well. So, you don’t know who will die first. If God sent Isaiah to go and tell Ezekaiah that he added 15 years to his life, there is no king as God. He is the one who can determine who will live and who will die. Nobody should wish another person death. That will plunge the country into disaster.”
Bakare explained that the military had done enough damage to the polity, describing those courting them as enemies of the country.
“Look at what the military did to Nigeria, they have no respect for democracy. I have said I will march no more, I will mobilise all the forces against military incursion in the polity if it happen again because they will be taking us back into the dark days.
“As terrible or as bad as the USA President Donald Trump is, the military did not threaten him. Whether he had majority or not, he went through election as so he is treated as the USA President,” he explained.