|Pastor Tunde Bakare|
Since 1999, that's about 20 years now, the 'unofficial seat of power' in Lagos has been the residence of the man described famously as the 'Lion of Bourdillon', in the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is at his place in Ikoyi, Lagos, that everything that happens or must happen to shape Lagos State, Nigeria's smallest but richest state, the one that is also known as the 'state of aquatic excellence', comes from.
From that formidable enclave of power has emerged and without any interruption whatsoever, 4 succeesive administrations. That's talking about the 8 years of the Asiwaju administration which handed over to another 8 years of the BRF administration which in turn, handed over to the 4 years administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, that now handed over to the present administration of Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, an administration that some have speculated might only just do 4 years, meaning just a term. Meaning the administration could end by 2023.
The year 2023 from all that's already going on now, by all indications, it promises to be a very interesting one. Just imagine that for a year that's still up coming and that's about 4 years away, (3 years and a few months to be more precise), the kind of jostling, the positioning that's already on going, is highly unprecedented and unbelievable!
As concerning that year and further, one of Nigeria's more prominent personalities who seem to have a inkling about how it could play out, in the person of Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly in his most recent message at his church on Sunday, October 27, 2019 had some major things to say about how things could play out in the future and how it would affect the occupant of the Bourdillon enclave. Though he only gave a cryptic message that mentioned no name or any one, but anyone that could decipher, can easily deduce or place, the direct target of his arrows (that is his fiery pronouncements).
"the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man.
"a truly generous man is a man who “devises generous things, and by generosity, he shall stand”.
“The eyes of those who see will not be dim. The ears of those who hear will listen. Also, the heart of the rash will understand knowledge and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly,"
“The foolish person would no longer be called generous. You can say ‘so so and so’ has stolen all the money in the state, but he is a very generous man, you are foolish.
“That’s why potholes are killing you, that’s what pools of water… you can’t drive now anymore because what is meant for road has been stolen since democracy began, they are living larger than life having jets here, having jets there, having house in Bourdillon, having house in this place, having house in that place, having house in every place at the expense of the public.
“You will not go without vomiting what you have stolen. Wait, and see. Because a king will reign in righteousness and princes will rule with justice. Unfortunately, Nigerian people, you celebrate your villains and crucify your heroes.”
"the government has not done right by the people.
“You’re complaining about Flood. Since 1999 the condition of this road for 30 years now since I’ve been here has remained the same. They’ll do patch-patch, join-join, until rain comes and reveal that they have not been right with the people,”
“And you think your children will stand shoulder high above the perversity you have created? I see the race to 2023, congratulations Presidential ‘hope-fools’. You cannot, you have stolen what belong to all.
“You can tell the man, he is a very generous man, he would pay for your hospital bill. Because he didn’t build hospitals. The foolish person will no longer be called generous.
“Woe betides the government that does not know that the purpose of government is the welfare of the people.”