Bakare had expressed doubt at the honesty of the coalition. He had said ” for example restructuring of Nigeria along true federal principles, any party that belittles that, any party that says the constitution of Nigeria as currently constituted is okay, you won’t find me in that party. No matter the name or the label, because that is the enabling instrument, more or less the manifesto of such a party. God can bring people to power with or without election. We prefer the electoral process, but if they think they can hold on, fight and feed their greed on Nigerians by hook or crook, God rules in the affairs of men. I said here publicly, I would never loose sight of God and the side of those who work day and night for the progress of this nation. You will never find me in the company of those whose greed motivates their alliances and what they do.”
On whether he sees the APC as credible alternative to the PDP, particularly with the type of people the party is currently fraternizing with he siad ” let me put it this way, if you take on a Sango (god of thunder) worshiper and tell him he is an idolater, he might not agree with you. He could tell you he is also worshiping God, but going through Sango.”
On his ambition come 2015, and if he might join the APC he said ” With who? The collection of rogues, right,left and center. Who are the progressives in Nigeria;mention their names? Are you persuaded that they are progressives,progressive where, taking you where?