The Serving Overseer, Citadel Global Community Church, (formerly called The Latter Rain Assembly), Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare has drawn the battle line with the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, daring the government to come after him.
The pastor, in his sermon on Sunday said he would no longer pay a visit to Buhari to offer advice on national issues but will come hard on his government.
Although the fiery pastorwi did not specifically mention Buhari but made allusions that abundantly suggested he was referring to the man he ran on the same ticket with at the 2011 presidential elections.
“I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war because Nigeria must be set free,” Mr Bakare asserted in a bold statement likely targeted at Mr Buhari.
He further stated, “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.”
“If you know what I have done in secret, bring it to the open. I dare you to come after me if you can. I worked with you; I worked for you; I supported you to get there (where you are). When I talk now, I now have a smelly mouth.”
The cleric explained that injustice and lack of equity were responsible for calls for secession.
“We must realise that what has given rise to the agitation is lack of justice and equity. When there is justice, when there is equity, agitation will die down, Mr Bakare said. “How can you be expending so much energy on Igboho and Kanu? Igboho and Kanu are not Nigeria’s problems. Nigeria must restructure, and no one can stop that.”