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Bakare Blasts CAN, PFN For Endorsing Jonathan

Published on February 2, 2015 by   ·   118 Comments

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare has lashed out at CAN and PFN for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 14 February presidential election at the expense of one of their own, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Bakare, who had repeatedly called for the postponement of the elections, said during his sermon at the weekend that he learnt Christian leaders held a secret meeting where they endorsed Jonathan, saying that the reason Christian leaders said they won’t support him (Bakare) in 2011 when he was running mate to Buhari was because they claimed he was too controversial and had never contested any election before.

He asked: “Why have they refused to support Osinbajo who is not a radical in 2015?”

Bakare lamented that the development could lead to a sharp division within the church, insisting that because 2014 was not fixed, a dangerous storm would brew after the general elections since all the stakeholders have refused to heed his warning that the polls should be postponed.

•Pastor Tunde Bakare

•Pastor Tunde Bakare

In his sermon titled “The Sweet And Sour Ministry Of The Prophet”, Bakare said “a prophet is sent to bring change not build consensus,” adding that “ whenever you compromise what is right in order to gain acceptance with men, you lose acceptance with God.”

He said some of the compromising Christian leaders he often described as palace prophets, were only after their pockets, which was why they have queued behind Jonathan and rejected their ‘son’.

The biblical quotation, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not,” played out itself a few days ago when the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, rejected Pastor Osinbajo who came to them for support for his political ambition. They told him that they were for President Jonathan.

Leaders of CAN and PFN had met at the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, to pray for the nation and the forthcoming election, but the meeting turned out to be for a secret endorsement of Jonathan’s candidacy.

In attendance at the meeting, P.M.NEWS gathered, were Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG; Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel; Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, CAN President; Rev. Felix Omobude, PFN President; Pastor Paul Adefarasin, PFN Vice President; Pastor Wale Adefarasin of the Guiding Light Assembly and other key Christian leaders in the nation.

Pastor Osinbajo was also at the meeting to seek their blessing to support him and the candidacy of General Muhammed Buhari.

Pastor Paul Adefarasin was said to have broken the silence when he asked Adeboye who they should support since his ‘son’, Pastor Osinbajo is vying for the vice presidency with Buhari. They wanted Aeboye to say something and Osinbajo was watching as he believed that ‘Baba’ will certainly ask other leaders to endorse him, but he was disappointed.

Adeboye was said to have told them that he is a man under authority and that since he is under the authority of CAN and PFN, whoever they endorsed, he would support and go with them.

It was then that Oyedepo stood up and said he had prayed and that God was leading him to endorse and support Jonathan and that was the script the Christian leaders adopted at the expense of Osinbajo.

Instead of the meeting being for prayer for the nation, it was gathered that it turned out to be for the secret endorsement of Jonathan as all the leaders present except Osinbanjo agreed that CAN and PFN should go with Jonathan.

Osinbajo was not allowed to address the Christian leaders, giving the excuse that since the other contesting party was not present, they would not allow him to address the audience.

He was said to be downcast as his own rejected his aspiration.

CAN has been campaigning for Jonathan through messages being sent on Wasap to discredit the candidacy of Buhari in order to sway people to support Jonathan.

In one of the messages sent by CAN, it said that “during Babangida’s  regime, he sold Nigeria to (Organisation of Islamic Countries) OIC” in order to Islamise Nigeria with an agreement that OIC will be supporting Nigeria financially and materially to accomplish their mission. And every year, Nigeria will be paying interest to OIC. So from IBB’s regime, Nigeria has been paying, until 1999 when Obasanjo who is a Christian came and stopped it for eight years.

“Then, in 2007 Yar’Adua came in and paid the outstanding debt of Obasanjo to OIC, with an interest and apology, he also paid his own from 2007 – 2010 and died. Goodluck Jonathan came in and stopped it for six years now and OIC constitution said that any member nation that stopped this payment for 10 years will be automatically excommunicated. Now GEJ has ruled Nigeria from 6th May, 2010 – 2015. He is seeking for 2nd tenure that will make it 10 years so that Nigeria will be delivered from the blood sucking Islamic religion,” CAN said in the text message, believed to be sponsored by Pastor Oritsejafor.

CAN further said that was why APC Presidential candidate, Buhari has been fighting to rule Nigeria since Obasanjo’s administration to date.

“Remember Nigeria’s 100 years centenary was in 2014. And any religion that starts to rule from this 2015 will take dominion till the next 100 years. Note: I am not campaigning for GEJ, but I am just revealing a secret to my fellow Christians to vote for religion. Forget Boko Haram. OIC masterminded it to distract us, it will soon be over.

“Nigeria did not have the monopoly of terrorism, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, Somalia, etc have. This entire nation has been fighting terrorism since in the 80s yet… Don’t personalize this secret please! Make sure you send it to all your friends and everybody around. May God bless you, as you will vote for a Christian President in Nigeria election – 2015. Remember, God will judge you for using your thumb to dig the grave of his Church –CAN,” the Wasap message said.

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118 Comments for “Bakare Blasts CAN, PFN For Endorsing Jonathan”

  1. segun

    do not pay attention to all that rubbish coming from adeboye, oyedepo and oritsejafor and the rest false pastors! what do they know about real suffering of the majority their church followers. they fly about in private jets and enjoy life to the fullest. then they say we should not vote for buhari cos he is muslim! i am a christian and i serve GOD and believe in JESUS and i will vote buhari on vals day captain adeboye captain oyedepo and general oritsejafor can go to hell for all i care. These men have failed themselves for not having the courage to say the truth.

  2. segun

    my friend open your eyes jooh. Mr adeboye and the rest are all thieves. If not a man of GOD would say the truth no matter what. anyways what do you expect from a pastor that travels in a rolls royce while his followers can nearly make ends meet. adeboye and his cohorts are all green snakes and false preachers.

  3. Afolabi Dauda Adeyemi

    everything is under control of God

  4. Rotimi

    Black race is the oldest race on this planet earth, God knows how and why He wants that race to last. Nigerians are the most populous black race on earth, so logically Nigerians are the oldest race on earth. God loves them by providing everything for them so much so that it seems stupid of them to advance like the rest of advanced nations of the world. By the way, Nigeria was not created by Nigerians neither was it created by God as a country, God created them as nations of different people with different ethnicity, history and background. Lord Luggard and his stupid concubine created Nigeria in 1914, and in 1960 it was handed over to a bunch of inexperienced group of educated young peoples in their late twenties and early thirties to manage, hence the corruption that we see as the enemy of the nature grew with Nigeria. Today Nigeria only exist on the map, but has no physical boundary to be protected as a country.
    When the time is right, the so called Nigerians will come to the end of their wit to know that they did not create themselves and so cannot manage the country successfully without God’s involvement. A house divided against itself cannot stand, Nigeria is not only divided but it is fractured into many parts and obvious it is a sinking titanic, no one can save it except God. When the children of Israelites were in wilderness, God deliberately allowed them to lose sense of direction for 40 years, until the time of the new generations that were fearless were brought to their promised land. God will opened the eyes of a generation of Nigerians to eventually trust in Him, they will see the physical boundary that God uses to create many countries within the stupid country that was created by the Oyinbos. Nigerians today are all corrupted, including all the pastors, there will be a change, GMB and Osinbajo will cause a change, but they will not solve Nigeria’s problem they are just part of what God is proving to His people that until they are ready to submit to His will, they would continue to go in circle just like Israelites did not find their way forward in the wilderness. Nigerians politically will try every form of leaders but the way forward they will not achieve, Muslim will rule, Christian will, pagan will rule, northerner, southerner, an old person will rule, a young man will rule, soldier will rule, civilian will rule and even combinations of all these people will rule, but will not find solutions to Nigeria problem, and then the time will come to that those who know God as the creator of all, Muslim, Christians and pagans alike, The One no one can defend, He is the Defender of Himself, He will rule in justice and fair, He will not let this race go extinct, He will perfect the forward way for His people.
    When Jesus Christ was here on earth physically, He helped people, performed miracles, He never collected tithes and offering from anyone, He would rather provide for all, without collecting from them, He will even perform miracles to pay His tax. The present Nigerian pastors are all fake, they will say what will suit their status quo, protect what they have, and support any government that will boost their wealth, they do not pay tax and they do nothing to help the poor masses they preach to, to live and become liberated like themselves, they use the poor masses money to fund education and still collect fees from the same poor masses to enrich their pockets in the name of God. The road to Oyedepo’s Cannanland is very bad, yet Oyedepo will ride many private jets, and will never consider repairing the road to suit his churchgoers and even others who are not Christians to use the road, the same with Redemption camp on express road, people die in accidents cause by the traffic on the way to camp, yet Adeboye and his pastors will never even think of repairing the road, talkless of paying tax to the government to maintain these facilities, so what exactly do people expect them to say?….. But the will God is to cause a Change and that Nigerians are yet to come to the end of their wit. Buhari and Osinbajo are the agents of that CHANGE!

  5. Suny Lulu

    In a democracy, I dont think we need to blast any one or organization for casting their lot with any of the contenders. We are all free to make ours!

  6. Rasaki idowu

    If these fake passtors go on this dangerious game, what they fail to understand is that, alot of Christian have trust in Buhari than jonathan, and Muslim are so convince about who his Buhari been an honest man, many southern can read and write, and well educated, beleave me 99 percent Muslisms would vote Buhari and 60 percent of Christian would vote Buhari, on religous base you fake passtors would fail. mind You most of Yoruba Christian are of Muslism bacground and they would vote their conviction, and that person of their conviction to govern well,would be Buhari. infact these stupied pastors think that Christian are more than Muslim in nigeria, great mistake, to hell with Muslim and Christian, i’m Yorubaism. and Buhari is my conviction interm of good leader than still remain on the soil of nigeria today, Buhari is in his age of wisdom worth governing Nigeria, all these Young lions guys, of their 4oths and 50ths would always empty nigeria treasory, these young lions had destroy nigeria too much they are all hungry lion, right from second republic democratic government of Shagari, these young lions just destroy the country, Shagari crying that Buhari took government from him, but he too took government of Awolowo, the right winner of the ellection of 83, the young lions like Babagida, Abacha and many others just destroy nigerian despite Buhari and Idiagbo were young too, when they took power,but they left stamp of good governance, yes! there are mistakes, it is that young age that tell in them then, but today Buhari is in a age of wisdom, he will fixed nigeria for positive future, can we compare when Obasanjo rule young to the time when he was at his 60ths never, his 60ths show age of wisdom, before God and man Buhari will lay foundation of new positive future for nigeria. Buhari was a moderate Muslism like any Yoruba, all these pastors are not for the masses but for their selfish interest and nigerians should tell them to return the 6 billion they took from jonathan back to our treasory as also comfired by Ameach. infact these pastors are much in the world than in the spirit they claimed, all nigerian come together and let save nigeria from the hands jonathan and from hands of bad pastors like Oyedepo and others. after all this pastors are cultis of doom.

  7. Muyiwa Majekodunmi

    Ichabod rising?

  8. This is truth! For those of us who do not ‘worship’ these religious leaders, we ‘see’ clearer than most. Still, this election will be determined by personal decisions to effect change and defend that decision.

  9. KOLAGOKE

    Pastor Tunde Bakare does not have the monopoly of God’s counsel.A servant of God should be discreet & not talk too much, loud or Ill-advisedly.He had predicted about OBJ being Agar in 1999 and that he would die. It failed.Osinbajo being a Christian or Pastor should not make servants of God support him. The question is:DID GOD ASK OSINBAJO TO RUN? Even if he is a Pastor, he is surroundined by people he cannot control. Please let these sentiments stop! God’s counsel ALONE shall come to pass in Nigeria!

  10. Silas

    Be careful of how U use Ur tongue so as not to receive curse on U & Ur generation unborn. U ARE WARNED.

  11. achua

    its your choice, think and say all you can, i don’t need anything else that to move forward. GEJ move on

  12. Wale

    This is so disappointing that Pastor Tunde Bakare could write an epistle against his Christian fellow without verifying the truth. Well, i was fortunate to be at that meeting. i want to tell you all that non of these are true. No political leaders was endorse. Though Osinbanjo was in Redemption Camp that night, but was never part of the meeting. He was never invited. he came because he knew that such meeting always hold every three months. And it is for leaders in the body of Christ. There stand that night was that, it is not the calling of a Pastor to endorse or be campaigning for any Politician. All they prayed on was “God let your will be done in Nigeria”. Pastor E.A Adeboye will never and can never endorse anybody, neither will Bishop David Oyedepo. We should avoid anything that will fuel crisis in Nigeria Knowing the fact that God owns Nigeria, not any man, religion, or organization. Let’s avoid passing comments that are not true. i felt so sad after reading the above comments by Pastor Tunde Bakare, because i witness the meeting from the beginning to the end, and no such thing ever happened. God bless Nigeria.

  13. This is so disappointing that Pastor Tunde Bakare could write an epistle against his Christian fellow without verifying the truth. Well, i was fortunate to be at that meeting. i want to tell you all that non of these are true. No political leaders was endorse. Though Osinbanjo was in Redemption Camp that night, but was never part of the meeting. He was never invited. he came because he knew that such meeting always hold every three months. And it is for leaders in the body of Christ. There stand that night was that, it is not the calling of a Pastor to endorse or be campaigning for any Politician. All they prayed on was “God let your will be done in Nigeria”. Pastor E.A Adeboye will never and can never endorse anybody, neither will Bishop David Oyedepo. We should avoid anything that will fuel crisis in Nigeria Knowing the fact that God owns Nigeria, not any man, religion, or organization. Let’s avoid passing comments that are not true. i felt so sad after reading the above comments by Pastor Tunde Bakare, because i witness the meeting from the beginning to the end, and no such thing ever happened. God bless Nigeria.

  14. daniel

    Just because other pastors have decided to support GEJ then they must be corrupt. If the support Osibanjo then the must be saint. I never knew APC was a place where crooks go to an instantly become saints

  15. Abu

    Buhari: Muslim vote Muslim

    this is untrue and it never happened but if you have evidence, prove it. @NKechi you don’t have to lie in order to sell your interest instead you will end up de-marketing yourself.

  16. omo

    what is the change?

  17. joke

    God will judge tunde bakare with his muslim upbringing!

  18. unknown

    Mr Wale, thanks for revealing that.. in the midst of that we all still needs to be very careful not to insult men of God.

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