Bakare, the President Overseer, Latter Rain Assembly, spoke while delivering a sermon on the state of the nation at the church in Lagos on Sunday.
Bakare said, “Nigeria needs total cleansing. We need what happens in Ghana to happen in Nigeria to send a shock wave to the corrupt people in the country. The corrupt people will think of the grave consequences of their actions before they embark on corruption.
“The entire system is rotten. We need more than overhaul of the system. We need a constitution from the people; the one that is not imposed on them.”
On the issue of planned mergers among some parties, Bakare said such would only work if the driving force behind it was for Nigerians to move forward.
“We want good people to emerge. Else, we will be shooting ourselves in the leg again. I am for the merger, if it is for the rebuilding of the nation,” he said.
He said the sentencing of a former director of the Police Pension Board, Yakubu Yusuf, who admitted stealing N27bn to two years in jail with an option of N750,000 fine was unthinkable.
“Nigeria is hellish for poor thieves and magnanimous to big thieves,” he said.
Bakare faulted the Federal Government on its response to Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education and former Vice President of the World Bank’s statements that Nigeria’s $45bn in foreign reserves and another $22bn in the Excess Crude Account had been squandered.