Tunde Bakare, the official overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Last Rain Assembly (LRA), says God does not need anyone’s permission to put Bol Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos, in his Hall of Fame..
Speaking at the recently presented church citadel in Lagos, Bakare said that Tinubu fought and won numerous battles for Yoruba, and without him, the Congress of All Progressives (APC) would not have won the 2015 and 2019 elections.
The fiery preacher is known to have strong opposing views on Tinubu and his management of his sphere of Nigerian politics.
But in his most recent message, entitled “The Brain of an Idle Man is a Devil’s Workshop,” Bakare in the Bible compared Tinubu to Jephthah who delivered his people despite the circumstances of his birth.
Before continuing to hold a debate defending Tinubu’s ancestors and answering some questions asked by some Yoruba elders, Bakare told those who may be against him to carry their stone.
“I have a word for some Yoruba people whose stock trading is nothing but a horrible sound characterized by bitterness and resentment over the ancestor of former Lagos state governor in two terms, Asiwaju Bole Ahmed Tinubu,” Bakare said.
“He carries his stone. I have a word for those juroban debauched elements, noisemakers who have not achieved as much as Asiwaju Tinubu has achieved, but always wonder and care about their origins.
“His captors tell you quickly, he is from Iragbi; from thence Jephthah came from thence. As if that would solve the problems we have today. Listen to me loud and clear, knowing the name of Asiwaju’s mother or father or his place of birth cannot put food on the table of the hungry or open a job for the unemployed.
“Despite the challenges of growing up, the pitfalls and detours of his life, he, like Jephthah, saved the state of Lagos and almost all the countries of the southwest from the onslaught of the PDP from 1999 to 2007.
“Truth be told, without his cooperation and political skill, the APC’s victories at the polls in 2015 and 2019 would have been impossible.”
Bakare said he is not Tinubu’s brand manager, but all he knows is that “just as every saint has a past, so every sinner has a future, and the best people are still people at best.”
“Those who are envious of him and those who want to take his place in power should stop useless conversations about him and focus on what can add value to society.
“Like Jephthah the Gileadite, he fought many battles on behalf of the Yoruba people and won despite their difficult beginnings, and God does not need anyone’s permission to put them in his house of fame despite their past deeds and origins.”
Bakare, who said he explained directly from the scriptures, said the unusual beds that gather for the Yoruba front have a hidden agenda.
“When Pilate and Herod agreed, it was because he wanted to kill Jesus.”
Bakare concluded by saying that he is not a friend to anyone, but it is like rain falling on the righteous and the wicked. He said he would defend the rights of his enemies even when they had it.