Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
WITH few hours to the inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, fiery cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has rejected the president-elect as his president.
Pastor Bakare is the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church domiciled in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
Bakare, who contested against Tinubu at the APC presidential primaries but lost scandalously, said he would never call Bola Tinubu his president.
He made the declaration during a webinar titled: ‘Building the New Nigeria: The Role of the Diaspora,’ organised by the PTB4Nigeria, a diaspora group, monitored on Saturday.
Asked if he would be happy to work with the new government as a Minister of Diaspora Engagements, he laughed and said: “Last Wednesday, I was at the Glass House where he (Buhari) has been restricted now because the main house is being renovated.
“I said I have done that for you. I want you to know that, because of the circumstances of your flying into power on the wings of integrity and incorruptibility, but you’re now passing onto someone who does not have that value.”
He added: “Any public lecture anywhere, before this mess is cleared off, I will address Asiwaju (Tinubu) as a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but I will never call him my president.”
Stonix News reports that Mr Tinubu will, on Monday, May 29, be sworn in as the 16th President of Nigeria.