The General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly called The Latter Rain Assembly, in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has indirectly dared President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest him, for speaking truth to power, .
Speaking during his sermon, on Sunday, in his Church, Pastor Bakare said: “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.
“I am not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free.”
He also berated the Federal Government for clamping down on the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Rather than work towards justice, he accused the Federal Government of using intimidation and brutality.
Pastor Bakare who was the running mate to then Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the 2011 Presidential election, recalled how he backed the President to his current position.
Speaking further, he stated: “Have you forgotten that you vowed never to contest again. I said ‘not so’. I showed you how you can win the next election, and you agreed to run and you won. I was not considering myself, but concerned about how Nigeria can become great.
“Winning an election is a different thing; doing the right thing is another. No one must behave as if Nigeria is a personal property. Nigeria must be set free, and any obstruction along the way must be removed; it must get out of the way.
“I do not support any act of violence, taking up arms against the country and killing people. Those are in the realm of criminality, and anybody doing that must be brought to book.”