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Corruption: Pastors, Religious Leaders Should Go To Jail —Bakare  print

Published on November 13, 2012 by   ·   37 Comments

The convener of Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has accused some pastors and religious leaders of aiding and abetting corruption in the country, saying that they should all be locked up in a Nigerian prison in order for them to feel the pulse of the common man on the street.

Tunde Bakare

The Latter Rain Assembly pastor, who said this during the group’s State of The Nation Lecture 2 held at NECA Building, CBD, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, called for a revolution, which he said should start from the churches and mosques.

Bakare called on the people to begin to cleanse the corrupt system by moving against religious leaders across Christianity and Islam who are using their positions to enrich themselves, and maintain ostentatious lifestyles, including buying private jets.

“All General overseers and religious leaders must go to prison, so they can feel the Nigerian situation. Lock Pastor Adeboye, Oyedepo, Kumuyi, myself and others up in a Nigerian prison, may be if we come out we will change and put the interest of our people first.

“This is not the first time I am saying it. I know I will be quoted tomorrow. If the revolution does not begin in the church or mosque, Nigeria will not change. Dubai (United Arab Emirates) once came to Nigeria to borrow money; what stopped six Dubais from happening in Nigeria is the corruption of our leaders.

“Preaching greed is sin, we have the confidence of millions of people and continue to fail them. That must change. Let’s take stones to the churches and mosques. Let the revolution start from there. Ask your religious leaders were they get the money they are spending lavishly from. Ask them were they get the wealth they use in purchasing private jets from.

“Except these institutions change, the country would not move forward. If revolution does not start from the churches and mosques, it would not spread. They are the ones controlling millions of followers. Any preacher who takes advantage of the people has the hottest place in hell reserved for him,” he said.

Bakare, who also called for a revolution against corruption and bad leadership, added that except Nigerians rise up against their corrupt and bad leaders, the citizens would continued to be taken for granted.
He urged them to immediately take to the streets and bring an end to corruption and bad governance, which he said were seriously threatening the survival of the nation.

The fiery preacher also took on former President Olusegun Obasanjo who reportedly expressed the fear at the weekend that a revolution was imminent in the country.

He declared that the former president would be one of the victims of the revolution, just as he challenged him to explain the source of his wealth.

“Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo called for revolution and it is going to fall on his head. He should tell us where he got the money he used to build his house in Abeokuta from and his farm at Ota. He should tell us how much he was paid as a military man.

“I mentioned him specifically because he was the one that called for a revolution. All the pastors who gathered around him in 1999, praying that God should give him wisdom to rule this country are the ones that led us to the sorry state that we are in now,” he said.

Calling for protests to immediately begin, Bakare noted that almost everywhere in the world, democracy was preceded by revolution, and development, just as he agonised that Nigeria had put the cart before the horse.

The guest speaker at the event, Pius Adesanmi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Literature at the Carleton University, Canada, while speaking on the topic, ‘What Nigeria Owes the Tortoise,’ described the wanton greed and selfishness of the political class in Nigeria as the bane of the nation’s progress.

He said that Nigerian leaders and the elite had over the years been behaving like the selfish tortoise of Yoruba traditional folktales, which always by trickery attempts to corner what belongs to the community for his exclusive use.

According to him, the idea of a “national cake,” being perpetually shared, and never baked was at the heart of the corruption and laziness that now define Nigerian life.

Former Minister of the Federal Capital territory, FCT, Nasir el-Rufai, said the country was at a crossroads, warning that the situation would degenerate if the people did not rise up to tackle the misdeeds bedevilling the nation.
He noted that creating what he called “Nigerian elite enclave mentality” would not shield anyone from the impending crises if the people refused to act now.

According to him, people below the age of 20 currently constitute the majority of the country’s population, but that they are faced with hardship and excruciating poverty.

He bemoaned the decadence in the social structure, which he said had led to an unending cycle of violence and blood-letting, stressing that all these problems manifesting in form of violence and terrorist attacks, were products of corruption, lack of adequate education, as well as the high unemployment rate in the country.

Democratic People’s Alliance, DPA, governorship candidate in the 2007 general elections, Jimi Agbaje, said that the only way to improve the quality of the country’s leadership was by building civil society by the citizenry so as to know the kind of people they elect to represent them.

He noted that the fight against corruption in the country could only succeed with the collective responsibility of both the leaders and the led, calling on Nigerians to resist corrupt leaders or they would be constantly pauperised by them.

The President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said the idea of always wanting to share the “national cake” had remained an obstacle to the nation’s development and urged the government to prosecute all the parties found culpable in the controversial oil subsidy scam.

“Gathering here is to prove a point that Nigeria belongs to all of us and we cannot fold hands and watch corruption tear us apart,” she said.

The Chairman of the Ikeja chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, Monday Ubani, said the country had failed but still working for those responsible for it. He called for a synergy between the public and the press to chart a new course for the nation in the fight against corruption.

Former member of the House of Representatives, Dino Melaye, said the country’s problem is mainly corruption, as 60 per cent of the nation’s budgetary allocation goes to mismanagement and corruption.
He said the country was at the “emergency ward” and would go to the “intensive care unit” if the people did not act.

By Jamiu Yisa

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37 Comments for “Corruption: Pastors, Religious Leaders Should Go To Jail —Bakare”

  1. Ayour Pee

    Nice talk Pastor Bakare! You are reiterating what we all know but cant do anything about. How i wish you had not dipped your hands into the evil water of politics … your opinions would have carried more weight.
    However, i doubt if locking the pastors up will change anything. It will only make them attract more sympathy from their followers who will further be taxed to take care of the situation!!! Robbers have been locked and killed, did it change anything? Politicians have been imprisoned and tortured, the story remains the same.

    Religion leaders are not playing their Godly roles. They are merely using the economic situation to exploit the gullible populace. They pray for armed robbers, ritualists, 419ners as long as they pay their tithe and offerings. For Nigerians (in general) to change for better, God needs to be more hard on us …. my opinion

    • paul

      USELESS BAkare IS GETTING much.

      stupid man calling himself A pastor

      • Pastor Tunji

        I am not a member of his church, but this man Bakare has a representation as far as the destiny of Nigeria is concerned. Mr. Paul, no one is perfect, but change your statement. Have you ever known Bakare to be such that hurt people by cornering money-wealth at the expense of his congregation? Have you ever known him to be such that slaps church members and refuse to appologise? Have you ever known Bakare to be a pastor who’s planning to make any of his sons succeed him in ministry? Apart from his bid to contest as a vice president, what else can you say he’s done that people didn’t like? My brother Paul, pastor Bakare has a passmark in a lifestyle without blemishes.Above all, no one is perfect.

  2. Sunbare

    ThThe problem is not revolution, but aftermath of the revolution. People should ask what happened during the French Revoultion, not those who started it enjoyed it. Libya is a good case study for now. In Greece demonstration have been non stop, what has it achieved. I almost lost my life in 1993/1994 saga as an undergraduate in Unilag, the so called pro- democarcy group fled and latter they came back as activists occupying various postions now. Their children are schooling abroad, I know some of my friends lost to the saga. Someone from my village was shot at Mushin, nobody paid his family any compensation. The young man was wasted just like that. How much has the activists donated to the families of those shot during the fuel subsidy demonstration? After people ate from the rallies what succor has they provided since? How many youth have they helped to train or pay their school fees. God will help us. Same people crying wolves have houses all over the place oh……….
    ose calling for revolution asked them how many people are they employing?

  3. naubiko

    The only way things can change if there’s openness in anything we do. In churches no one knows how much money is contributed and what the money is used for. How many members of most pentecostal churches know specifically how many charities their churches support and the cost involved. The same applies to our govt. Look the oil issue, A bit of light has been shed on the way things are done and we all can see the stench in the oil industry and those gaining from everyone’s misery.
    But that’s me dreaming because the touch not my beloved army will start calling for my head. But we all know the stench in Nigeria including our churches is becoming unbearable.

  4. akin omo akin

    BAKARE FORGOT TO TELL US HOW MUCH EL RUFAI EARNED AS A MINISTER TO OWN VARIOUS MANSIONS HOME AND ABROAD, WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT DOES THIS SNG TAKE NIGERIANS FOR, TELL ME A SINGLE PERSON IN THAT GROUP THAT IS NOT CORRUPT, BAKRE SHOULD ALSO TELL US WHERE HE GOT MONEY FROM TO DONATE TO CPC. WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THIS POT CALLING KETTLE BLACK. NONSES

  5. WISLEDGE

    Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.1TIM 6:6-8

  6. quil

    The idea of imprisoning our religious leaders will do more harm than good to this country. since the constitution is under amendment, i advice that laws that will create room for the severe punishment of corrupt leaders in this country should be created.

  7. Olatunde Okedara

    First of all let Tunde Bakare declare his assets as the Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly and tell us where his children are schooling, whether in Nigeria or abroad. Then he will be fit to make the recommendation he has made. Second, is the problem of the followership of the Christian faith. They do not see any thing wrong in the ostentatious life of their G.O’s . In fact the followers who are being fleeced by the pastors to sustain their lifestyle will be the first to defend their wolfish pastors and mis-quote a passage of the bible to support it…”touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm”. The people are so gullible, and the pastors appreciating this quickly exploited the gullibility of the people by becoming Tin-gods of Gullible Men. Now tell me, how can such people take stones to the church. Can any member of Tunde Bakare’ s church ask him any questions as to the finances of the church. Has he ever rendered an account of the church’s income and expenses to the members. Who succeeds him after his demise, will it not be one of his children or wife. The sad thing is Bakare is correct in his criticism of church leaders but he is also guilty of the same sin. Was he as successful, financially as a lawyer as he is as a pastors. Was Enoch Adeboye successful as a lecturer financially as he is as a pastor. 200 million mumu do not believe that they can hold their destiny in their own hands. Their destiny is in the hands of their tin-gods who will continue to manipulate their gullibility for selfish ends.

  8. Isi

    I will personally not speak a word against any called or self proclaimed man of God, as God almighty has not sent me any word to any.

    My only pain is that men of God should speak the heart of God, and declare God’s directive to people.

    Are we saying now that our few men of God that went into politics were directed by God, without God Almighty showing them what was ahead?

    Or on recent occasions that are still fresh in our memories God almighty had decided not to speak to those concerned?

    Or those concerned had taken over the work of God not as God wants it but as it is profitable to them.

    Rather could it be possible that it is the case of a blind struggling to lead the blind.

    The Holy Bible says ‘for with the arm of flesh shall no man prevail’. We are not just hearing of the warnings of a revolution, but now a man of God calling on people to start a revolution. Is it that thus says the Lord?

    Let everyone that nameth the name for the Lord depart from iniquity. Are we now thirsting for blood?

    The sad state of thing which those desiring to go to prison forgot is whether they go or not, the judgment of God will start from HIS house, just as Lucifer was cast down, so shall all angels of darkness proclaiming light be cast down in Jesus name.

    Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered.

    Jesus said ‘ My peace I give unto you not as the world giveth…’

    Has God almighty stopped answering prayers?

    Certainly NOT.

    Or it is the iniquity of men that had kept their prayers unanswered and we now want to take to the sword?

    May the spirit of God grant us understanding in Jesus name.

    Amen.

    A well managed Local government will turn around even the pains of the people living there, not to talk of a state. Can all those running after only the top post of No 1, please help us and other Nigerians by stating a change from their local government or state. IBB, help Niger, Atiku help Adamawa, Obasanjo, Ogun, and the rest of them. If we have just 5 states in Nigeria managered by God fearing Governors, a change in the whole of Nigeria is only a matter of time.

    God bless the Fedral Republic of Nigeria.

    Amen

  9. Isi

    I will personally not speak a word against any called or self proclaimed man of God, as God almighty has not sent me any word to any.

    My only pain is that men of God should speak the heart of God, and declare God’s directive to people.

    Are we saying now that our few men of God that went into politics were directed by God, without God Almighty showing them what was ahead?

    Or on recent occasions that are still fresh in our memories God almighty had decided not to speak to those concerned?

    Or those concerned had taken over the work of God not as God wants it but as it is profitable to them.

    Rather could it be possible that it is the case of a blind struggling to lead the blind.

    The Holy Bible says ‘for with the arm of flesh shall no man prevail’. We are not just hearing of the warnings of a revolution, but now a man of God calling on people to start a revolution. Is it that thus says the Lord?

    Let everyone that nameth the name for the Lord depart from iniquity. Are we now thirsting for blood?

    The sad state of thing which those desiring to go to prison forgot is whether they go or not, the judgment of God will start from HIS house, just as Lucifer was cast down, so shall all angels of darkness proclaiming light be cast down in Jesus name.

    Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered.

    Jesus said ‘ My peace I give unto you not as the world giveth…’

    Has God almighty stopped answering prayers?

    Certainly NOT.

    Or it is the iniquity of men that had kept their prayers unanswered and we now want to take to the sword?

    May the spirit of God grant us understanding in Jesus name.

    Amen.

    A well managed Local government will turn around even the pains of the people living there, not to talk of a state. Can all those running after only the top post of No 1, please help us and other Nigerians by stating a change from their local government or state. IBB, help Niger, Atiku help Adamawa, Obasanjo, Ogun, and the rest of them. If we have just 5 states in Nigeria managered by God fearing Governors, a change in the whole of Nigeria is only a matter of time.

    God bless the Fedral Republic of Nigeria.

    Amen

  10. spoiled country, i dey laugh.

  11. naubiko

    @Olatunde Okedara wise words, nothing will work without awareness…And as for Bakare he should also set an example. But if we stop giving them money things will change but mostly start asking questions. The bible says “seek and ye shall find”.

  12. sina

    preach it pastor.

  13. obi. c

    If the head is sick, the whole body will be ineffective. Until the leader of the nation changes (be on the path of truth) the nation cannot be saved of corruption. Sick men (corrupt) in high places make the system bad n corrupt. Let churches change the theory of prosperity at all cost to service/ humility and the nation will change. Let us seek first the Kingdom of God (Salvation) and every other thing shall be added. Yes Nigeria need revolution but through fasting and prayers. It happened in 1994, Abacha was removed through prayers why not now….. Let every Nigerian home and abroad prayer for the country- let God fearing leaders be on the throne.

  14. ALOXY

    You guys dont get it: RELIGION IS FOR RETARDS! Its just fraud & baloney.

    • Prince T

      I thank God I am a retard and not like you. I would rather be a retard than to be smart like you. Thank you Jesus

  15. Patfemy

    Truly,Nigeria has a lot of problems…a man of God askin for revolution-when so many children wil become ophans etc.i believe in prayer of d saints.as dis country is presently,we stil have saints gathering 2geda to pray 4 d country n i believe d prayers wil b answerd.’tough times dnt last but tough pple do’

  16. We still need Tym for an widely acceptable revolution to take place we re still enjoying,notin dey happen.we dey go market buy n sell, go school,go worship,produce children,make love,visit our villages…….until all these start to stop.

  17. Rugged Soldier

    I normally do not respond to issues like this. But I am troubled when those who claim to be pure preachers are already proclaiming trouble…. The Lord says to follow peace with all men… not revolution. If that man still truly pastors a church we serously need to intercede for those people listening to him. A disgruntled man can only propagate sorrow and doom. I personally have no respect for a pastor that leaks the boots of politicians in order to become Vice President. NIGERIANS SHOULD LEARN TO ANALYSE WHAT THEY HEAR AND READ CAREFULLY. THE DEVIL IS USING A LOT OF VESSELS AGAINST OUR COUNTRY. LEAVE MEN OF GOD TO THE GOD OF MEN….LET US PRAY AND FAST THAT GOD SHOULD VISIT NIGERIA IN HIS GLORY.

  18. National Conscience

    Those calling for revolution have certainly never tested one before! Revolution is like war! Ask Biafrans why they haven’t seceded in this wake of BH atrocities on Igbo kinsmen and children in Nigeria. They know what war means, they have experienced it! My father was there; his scars were still there decades after. Brutalities of war is huge!
    You don’t just wake up and be calling for revolution, you may not stand!

    Preach peace and live peaceably with your neighbors.

    @ Isi, nice contribution! BLESS YOU!

  19. EVA -

    THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR ON BAD SHEPHERDS WHO FEED OF THEIR FLOCK.

    EZEKIEL 34: 1-10 SAYS:

    The Shepherds of Israel

    34 Then this message came to me from the Lord: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, the leaders of Israel. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep? 3 You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. 4 You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty. 5 So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd, and they are easy prey for any wild animal. 6 They have wandered through all the mountains and all the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them.

    7 “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, you abandoned my flock and left them to be attacked by every wild animal. And though you were my shepherds, you didn’t search for my sheep when they were lost. You took care of yourselves and left the sheep to starve.9 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. 10 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to my flock. I will take away their right to feed the flock, and I will stop them from feeding themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths; the sheep will no longer be their prey.

  20. Spare us any religious quoranic and biblical wisdom, all we do is to hit the trenches. Never in the history of Nigeri has more private jets being bought, they are stealing us blind and flaunting it b4 us. I f the revolution will consume us let it, those who come after us weill enjoy it. Some people rather than face the matter at hand will seek to undermine those who make effort, to all of you i say this that the feeling of hot soup in your stomachs that make you criticise unjustly will turn around to cut your intestines into shreds.

  21. sessy

    My own opinion is religion n politics r 2 different thing and should not be mixed. Revolution is not “war” its “war against corruption,injustice”.let d truth be told everyone has d freedom of expression and d fact that we know the scripture so well that we don’t really understand the application.Nigeria is ours and we must build it to stand,we must achieve d Nigerian dream.positive critism is not bad either and so nobody will never benefit from it.of wat benefit is 2 own a private jet in a povert striking country,seem u guys don’t really understand something here.cansomebody figure out d cost of a private jet here?but I only believe dat God in heaven sees our heart

  22. Take your peace away and give me my right, what diffrence does it make to have peace and live in penury. War is bad, but war is not entirely bad,when 2 boys fight and fight really hard, they will respect each other, we must fight this insensitive mothe fucker – Politician, pastors and imams, the so called elites and their coniving royal fathers or oba.

  23. I hate to speak against pastors and those who parade themselves as the mouth piece of God.But sometimes,when issues come up,i am forced into contributing.First of all,why didn’t Bakare mention names of Muslim clerics in the country?Was he scared of violent reprisals?Or like he said of Bihari recently,they are the most transparent Nigerians he has ever seen.Of course,every reasonable individual will understand that Bakare is angry because the only opportunity he had to become the vice president of Nigeria never materialised,so each time he talks,i don’t take it so serious.Can Bakare even stand a revolution?Do it think its like a protest?His learned followers had better advised him before he pushes it to the red line.

  24. samuel obafe

    Nigerians we are sick people. We don’t know who to trust Mike Ozekhome, Reuben Abati etc these are men who when they were not close to corridors of power criticised government vehemently today where are they, rubbish used Patitos gang and Guardian newspaper to launch himself, watchout when a man like Reuben Abati comes out he will open his own media outfit.

  25. GENERAL

    Nigerians are religious bigots both Christians and Muslims. In the Bible and Koran there are holy wars/revolutions, and what difference does it make if a man of God call for revolution in Nigeria. It amazes me how Nigerians react to the mention of protests or revolutions, be it known to everyone that Nigeria is in a war already. May be, just may be it hasn’t got to your side yet. Be prepared!

  26. Muyi

    God will save us from Wicked Spendings when majority are Suffering. As the Bible makes me know that if u have food and cant feed everyone, dont bring the food to the church rather do so in a secluded place so as not to tempt others who do not have. I think the men of God with Luxury should learn from that Quote in the Bible. Do not tempt the haves not into Stealing. How many Pastors Oversee have a Private Jet, what is the Essence of the Jet. YOU people are taking Christianity to the Place where it Springs from Because of the Exchange Rate, Have Nigerians alone accepted Christ in the Christ way before you People decide taking Christ to where it Sprang. People are Suffering and are yet made to Drop the little they have , only for some others to live a lavishing life

  27. I Believe in Nigeria

    For those who dont know, there is hardly any successful nation in the world that didnt go through the necessary pain of revolution to emerge stronger and better. The French,British, Americans,Chinese, Spainards, etc are all clear examples.
    Revolution is a fight to dethrone established personal interest in governance and enthrone the peoples interest. The nature of a revolution is determined by the level of resistance of those in power. Its true that not all revolutions turned out positive as desired but most have help to turn nations on the path of progress for the majority of the people. Revolutionaries dont fight for themselves mainly as they may be consumed by the revolution but they seek a better life for the generation unborn,which is only possible if the interest of the nation is focused on the majority of the people.
    Nigeria must experience a revolution becaused the established personal interest in power are not ready to give up easily, at least not soon. We must rise against them to take back our nation. Though I subscribe to a non violent revolution (as it was in the Philippines,with Martin Luther King Jnr’s black movement,etc), I dont mind a violent ones by others that will ensure we refocus our nation and put the interest of the majority on the front burner.
    God bless Nigeria.

  28. One thing i know very well is that; one day all these oppressors in whatever form, will not be able to hold us to ransom again. so if you know how to amass wealth at the expense of the Nigerian populace keep on, if you as a pastor, knows how to swindle your congregation with false doctrine, keep doing it, i promise all of you perverts, the day of reckoning is near, There will be no where to hide or run. I swear.

    • Pastor Tunji

      I agree with Boyce. I agree also with Pastor Bakare on his revolutionary attitude and on some of his comments too. Well, not all pastors can go to jail, but some can and should. Nigeria needs to change and judgment must begin from the house of God. This oppression, ostentation and pride are too much. The flaunt of material wealth is now the focus of some money-concerned clerics like the man in Ota, the chief of them all. God is not against wealth-accumulation, but giving it attention is what pisses God off.

  29. Ehizenaga Osas kingsley

    When Pastor Tunde Bakare talks, some short sighted people would call him a noise maker…. How I wished other religious leaders are sincere in the things they do in this country. Then things would be better….. God help us in Nigeria.

  30. spark

    Man will continue to dominate man to his injury so says the Bible. Lack of fear of God and Satan agenda is destroying all nations. Each nation has their own perculliar problem shared to them by Satan. Nigeria own is CORRUPTION.
    Check this out. http://www.jw.org/en

  31. Isaac

    In my youth days, the church always filled the gab wherever the government of the day was failing,they set up schools, clinics, hospitals etc to make life easier not only for their members but for the entire community and as many life as can be touched, those missionary left their respective comfort zone to selflessly serve, but what are we having today? the opposite, churches setting up schools that majority of the members cannot send their children to due to exorbitant tuition fees, and the church is not ashamed, I was amazed sometime ago when a proprietor or is it the PRO of such school was asked why the tuition fee was so high and unaffordable for many, he shamelessly retorted that the tuition was high so as to be able to provide quality education,quality education for foot !! he pretended to have forgotten that the missionaries provided quality and moral education at affordable rate, of which some if not most of them benefited, the missionaries lived a moderate life but today our pastors are living flamboyantly and that at the expense of the members, the community and the countries where they are situated, their schools’ staff are suffering in silence being cajoled not to complain because ‘” this is the work of God ” why is it that our churches except few find it difficult to establish clinics and hospitals to attend to the populace in villages free of charge as the missionaries did? kindly find out, we therefore need not to consult any oracle to know that the church has failed, and so as this pastor rightly said in accordance with the scripture judgment must start from the house of God, why? because the scripture says “To whom much is given much shall be required” and when the judgment comes it will swept away those who in one way or the other had contributed to the horrible state the church has found herself for the Bible says “woe to them that are at ease in Zion” , how it will come I do not Know but it will certainly come, there is no doubt about that, and so pastor Tunde may have his own shortcomings and he definitely have, his utterances in this regard therefore should be separated from his shortcomings either presently or in the past and be seeing in their right perspective, we wrongly believe that it is not right for pastor to comment on political issues, or voiced out warnings about an impending danger, have we forgotten that prophets such as Elijah,Elisha, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel did not keep quiet to the political errors of their days? these are bold prophets who told corrupt political leaders of there era where they went wrong and told them the way out, they told them the consequences of their behavior in the clearest possible term not minding whose horse is gored, now how many of our religious leader can tell our political leaders their errors? they are instead singing their praises even though they knew they are corrupt, and selfish leaders, they are pretending as if it’s none of their business,so, if we have the likes of pastor Tunde, let’s not wholly condemn them because of their past or present sin, but rather identify where they got it wrong and make it known to them so that all hands will be on deck to put the church and our dear country back on the right track.

  32. I really enjoyed most of the comments here but we have to be sincere at least for once. The GREATEST weapon these so called BAD leaders are using against the MASSES are POVERTY and COWARDNESS.
    Honestly we shud remember that there wont be SUCCESS without SACRIFICE and wish ever way SOME PEOPLE will leave to enjoy the FRUIT of the LAND
    Am not against REVOLUTION to the highest LEVEL
    We have to START somewhere just let us get it DONE
    I PRAY IT START VERY SOON

  33. @ ISAAC I really enjoyed your cooments you have said my mind. but it is a pity NIGERIANS will NEVER dp it RIGHT. In most times i always think that there is a CURSE on this LAND from inception because i can not foresee any POSSIBLE SOLUTION in SIGHT Even our so called MEN OF GOD are not doing what is RIGHT . AH LORD HAVE MERCY
    MAY GOD HELP US

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