Don’t allow presidential cabal relegate you – Tunde Bakare shades Osinbajo

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Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly), has urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo against allowing anyone in the presidential cabal to relegate him in the quest for power.

He stated this while delivering a sermon at the church during Sunday service in Lagos.

Bakare, who ran alongside Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, noted that no one could relegate him having “gained access” to the mountain like Osinbajo is presently allegedly being relegated.

There has been rumour of a rift in the presidency between Osinbajo and the cabal which culminated in the sacking and redeployment of some of the Vice-President’s aides.

The Social Investment Programme and the economic advisory team that were under his office were also yanked off.

But Bakare said such could never happen to him.

The pastor, who said he did not beg to be Buhari’s running mate in 2011, noted, “I didn’t apply to be running mate. I was minding my business when I was called.

“They gave me access into the mountain and you can’t check me out of the place. No.”

Comparing drawing a similarity between Osinbajo and the Biblical David and Joseph who were elevated unexpectedly, Bakare urged the Vice President to use his position to the fullest.

He said, “I am not sure Osinbajo was a party man. I am not sure he was there when the APC was being formed. I moved the motion for the merger of the CPC and the ACN at the Eagle Square.

“He was not anywhere around there that day. In fact, I can tell you that he went to the Supreme Court to argue a case on that day when they were looking for him… one day I will tell you the story of what transpired that night.

“Until the kings of the mountain give you access, you cannot do anything on that mountain. But when they give you access, you must know how to carry yourself upon the mountain.”

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