Reverend Tunde Bakari of the Fort’s Global Community Church hit back at angry members of the ruling Progressive Congress party, who criticized him for his state of the nation address on Sunday.
It is reported that the former presidential candidate had called during the speech eligible Nigerians to vote outside the politicians who see the presidency as their entitlement.
Apparently referring to APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu who declared early on that the presidency was his turn, Bakary said it was the turn of Nigerians who had been thwarted by previous governments.
Upset by Bakare’s statement, Tinubu media officials rebuked the preacher, referring to him as a “paperweight” who had no vote during the party’s presidential primaries.
In particular, the Special Adviser on Media, Communications and Public Affairs to the APC Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Mr. Dele Alake, said the cleric is a political novice.
In further reaction, the man of God questioned why Tinubu’s men reacted to his comment but still ignored his connection to politics.
He said: Then why do they think about what I said? Perhaps the alleged “paper weight” is too heavy for them to handle.
“Can anyone tell these people that scoring any zero points in the primaries with one’s true identity and credentials intact, as well as having original degrees from well-known elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities in and out of this state is a true badge of honor that is completely legitimate and unquestioned?” .
Tunde Bakary returns to the General People’s Congress (GPC) because he is running in the presidential elections