The General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has praised the impact of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Nigeria politics.
Speaking at the church’s recently unveiled Citadel in Lagos, Pastor Bakare insisted that the APC would not have won the 2015 and 2019 presidential election without the political sagacity of Tinubu.
According to the popular clergyman, the APC chieftain delivered Lagos and the South-west from the onslaught of the PDP from 1999 to 2007.
Bakare who likened Bola Tinubu to Jephtaph in the Bible who delivered his people despite the circumstances of his birth, stressed that God does not need anyone’s permission to put the former governor of Lagos in his hall of fame.
In a message titled “An Idle Man’s Brain Is The Devil’s Workshop,” the former vice-presidential candidate said those who may be against Tinubu should carry their stone.
“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,” Bakare said.
“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.”
Bakare noted 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 said those who are envious of Tinubu 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.