“President Buhari will not die, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu will not die, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will not die”
By Sarah Adegboyega & Victor Oriola
The Controversies surrounding the senior pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGGC), Pastor Tunde Bakare is likely not to end soon as he has constantly and continuously reiterated his opinion about Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s dynasty and biological homeland despite the bad it generated when he mooted the idea recently.
Bakare who spoke at his church’s ‘New Year’ gathering on Sunday said no one has the authority to cast aspersions on Bola Tinubu since he did not choose his lineage but he is where God wants him to be.
The one time presidential candidate also in his sermon, prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. He said “stop praying that President Mohammed Buhari should die because no one has power to give life and no one should pray that anybody should die.”
He then made a declaration that; ‘’President Buhari will not die, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu will not die, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will not die.”
Bakare, who declared 2021 as the Year of Full, Complete and Total Restoration, urged the political class to return to God and have mercy on the citizens.
Quoting from Psalms 66:18 and the Book of Ezekiel 18:1-9, he said; “You cannot have mercy if you don’t show mercy for others.’’
The fiery cleric in no small measure remained positive about Nigeria’s freedom from poverty and all ‘self-inflicted’ pain caused by the Nigerian political class.
He, however, in strong terms, condemned all forms of ethnic bigotry piercing the Nigerian society and warned political jingoists to desists from using ethnicism to divide Nigerians or have themselves to blame. ‘’God created the human race and so racism should be taken out of our land for the fostering of unity’, he added.
He also opined that the healing of Nigeria is a collective responsibility.
He enjoined religious hypocrites to right their wrongs by not cursing people, but rather to extend olive branch to all because according to him, we are all products of grace.
He made reform to former president of Congo Democratic Republic,Mobutu Sese Seko, who he says ‘by God’s grace, in spite of all the atrocities he committed, became a Christian before his death’. Pastor Bakare therefore call on terrorists to turn to God and live.
Bakare however encouraged his congregation not to despise prophecies and gave them essential tools to creating a beautiful and a blissful world for themselves in year 2021.