Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that the upcoming National Conference is an opportunity for Nigerians to right the social injustice and inequality in the country.
Pastor Bakare who was nominated as a delegate under the slots available to the Ogun State Government said he would blow the whistle if he discovered the CONFAB was just a way to further any selfish agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“Truth be told, I think we have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, to think critically of how to save our nation from disintegration. And if we do not seize this opportunity with both hands and let the conference itself be people driven and that the reason we are there is the ultimate interest and benefit of the people of this country.
“If we go there with elitist idea of how to continue to live in our secured land of prosperity while the rest of Nigerians dwell in the quick sand of poverty, then we are already pushing Nigeria to disintegration but a place where the rage of the poor can consume the rich, the wealthy, the elite and the upper class,” he said.
Bakare also confirmed that those who were selected as delegates were not hungry men but individuals who were passionate about positive change in Nigeria.
“By the grace of God, I don’t think all those going to that conference now as delegates are people who are desperately looking for job. Is it the likes of Justice Kutigi or Professor Bolaji Akinyemi that you want to call for a job or tell them this is what we want you to go and say there?
“I respect such men and I know they are respectable. And some of us are honourable to know that we are not seeking for job. If we are going there to midwife change for our nation, it will be seen that it is done thoroughly.”