Pastor Tunde Bakare, the general overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, previously Latter Rain Assembly, in Lagos, has denied reports that he supported Bola Ahmed Tinubu for president of the United States in the 2023 elections on behalf of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bakare responded in a statement, refuting claims that he was opposing the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) while running for office on the Muslim-Muslim ticket with Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.
Bakare recently referred to the aforementioned charges as complete lies in a post on his Facebook page.
“My attention has been drawn to the viral but concocted and ridiculous statements credited to me, by some unscrupulous writers and bloggers. Amongst other things, I was quoted to have said that the agitations by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), were ploys by the opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to force a weak candidate on APC.
“In addition to this, I was alleged to have said that CAN wanted to lure APC into presenting a weak candidate. The spurious writers also alleged that I stressed that Christians are righteous people who behave like Christ, and that CAN are politicians who behave like PDP.
“As if the poorly strewn lies were not enough, I was quoted as saying that Tinubu is my candidate. Isn’t this the same Tinubu that I announced to all and sundry at the Presidential Convention that I was not stepping down for? He has suddenly become my candidate!
“I wish to state unequivocally that the statements are absolute lies. There was nowhere I granted anyone any interview, or preached on any platform, where I said the ludicrous statements. I challenge anyone who is in possession of the video or audio file of the statements to please put it in the public space.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I am a nation builder who will not in any way create real or imaginary division among the people of our great country, through the medium of political parties or religion.
I thus ask that you all ignore the reported claims using this channel. The statements are not my own and in no way reflect my views. This is a piece of the deceptive propaganda spread by the manipulative people who seek acceptance at all costs. The purveyors of this deliberate misinformation will undoubtedly have their day in court if they don’t stop their egregious behavior. There has been enough. It might interest you to read Watch Full Video Of Chydrama Twitter Cat Trending on Social Media
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