Pastor Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has described former Governor of Lagos state and All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu as a man who has fought many wars for the Yoruba people.
In his latest message titled “An Idle Man’s Brain Is The Devil’s Workshop,” Pastor Bakare who likened Tinubu to Jephtaph in the Bible who delivered his people despite the circumstances surrounding his birth, stated that God does not need anyone’s permission to put Bola Tinubu in his hall of fame.
The Pastor who has expressed interest in contesting for the presidency after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in 2023, averred that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not have won the 2015 and 2019 elections without Tinubu’s help.
Bakare noted that he is not Tinubu’s brand manager, but added that all he knows is that “just as every saint has a past, every sinner has a future, and the best of men are still men at the very best.”
He stated that those against Tinubu are envious of him and desire to take his power slot. Bakare said;
“I have a word for some Yoruba people whose stock in trade is nothing but a rancorous noise characterised by bitterness and resentment about the ancestry of the former two-term governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Carry your stone. I have a word for those Yoruba rancorous elements, noisemakers who have not achieved much as Asiwaju Tinubu has achieved, but are always querying and worrying themselves about his ancestry.
“His traducers are quick to tell you, he’s from Iragbiji; that is where Jephthah came from, that is where he came from. As if that will resolve the issues we have today. Hear 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 create jobs for the unemployed.
“Despite his growing up challenges, the dents and the detours of his life, he like Jephthah delivered Lagos state and nearly all the southwest states from the onslaught of the PDP from 1999 to 2007.
“Truth be told, without his cooperation and political dexterity, the APC victory at the polls in 2015 and 2019 would have been impossible.
“Those who are envious of him and those who desire to take his power slot should stop their useless talk about him, and busy themselves with what can add value to society.
“Like Jephthah the Gileadite, he has fought many battles on behalf of the Yoruba people and won despite his rough beginning and God does not need anybody’s permission to put such in his hall of fame despite their past deeds and ancestry”.
The Pastor concluded by saying he is not a friend to anyone, but he is like the rain which falls on the just and the wicked. He said he would defend the rights of his enemies even when they have the right.