Tunde Bakare to head Buhari’s transition team – A report on Ekekee.com suggests that the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly Pastor Tunde Bakare will head the transition committee of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The transition committee is responsible for the smooth handover between the outgoing administration and the incoming one for the sake of government continuity.
Already, Vice President Alhaji Namadi Sambo has been appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to lead the 16-member Transition Committee to work with the incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Buhari to ensure a smooth transition of power.
Bakare was Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 presidential elections under the Congress For Progressives Change (CPC). Both men have maintained a healthy relationship after that unsuccessful political journey.
The 60-year-old fiery preacher had recently advised the president-elect to start the fight against corruption from his inner circle and show a good example, saying change cannot be realized if this was not done.
Just last month, Bakare had described Buhari as a man of integrity who he has a high level of respect for.
Bakare advised Buhari before the presidential poll to accept defeat if the APC lost, and join hands with the winner to lead the nation to greater heights. He also said that he was in doubt about the reliability of “Buhari’s environment.
Meanwhile, he had on several occasions criticized CAN, PFN and others for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential election at the expense of one of their own, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to Buhari and Vice-president-elect.