The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has hit back at the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claiming pride in his integrity after gathering zero votes at the APC primary elections in June 2022.
Bakare had in a video making rounds on social media told his congregation during a church service that they should reject a candidate who sees the presidency as his entitlement and who evades a debate, referring to Tinubu.
Tinubu’s media team, in response to the statement, had described Bakare as a paperweight politician who got zero vote in the APC primary last year.
However, in a further reply, Bakare asked why the media team decided to respond to a politician with a paperweight?
He said, “Why are they then giving any thought to what I said? Maybe their alleged ‘paper weight’ is too heavy for them to carry.
“Can someone tell these people that scoring zero in a primary election with one’s true identity and credentials intact as well having original certificates from well known schools: Primary, Secondary, colleges and University within and outside of this nation is a veritable badge of honor, absolutely legit and unquestionable.
“One of the Special Advisers that I thought had some semblance of nobility had to utter outright lies and falsehoods to satisfy his paymaster.
“He said that I did a video asking members of our church to vote for their candidate and then turn around to ask them not to vote for him. Unfortunately, there is no such video containing such falsehood.
“In the said video, I never asked our members to vote or not vote for their candidate or any other candidate. By the way, our members are not zombies. They, by the grace of God have their own minds and will decide who to vote for on the Election Day.”