The Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, appeared to have fallen out with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he told his congregation that he would no longer visit him and even dared him to arrest him.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, who was Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 election, said this in a sermon on Sunday.
Although he did not mention Buhari pointedly, the references were clear as to whom his jibes are meant.
“I dare you to come after me since that is the usual style now. You might have done it to others; you are about to learn a lesson if you touch me. I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free”, he declared.
In the sermon, Bakare also slammed the Buhari administration for clamping down on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho. He urged the government to enthrone justice, instead of using intimidation and brutality.
Bakare also told the congregation how he backed the unnamed top official to his current position.
“Winning an election is a different thing; doing the right thing is another. No one must behave as if Nigeria is a personal property. Nigeria must be set free and any obstruction along the way must be removed; it must get out of the way.”, he stated.
He told Nigerians to be prepared for the baton of change, recalling how he pronounced the late Gen Sani Abacha’s days numbered during his fist rule.