Bakare Slams Presidency Over Rumours Circulating Against Osinbajo
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Bakare Slams Presidency Over Rumours Circulating Against Osinbajo

David Ugbabe

Pastor Tunde Bakare has attacked the presidency due to the alleged rumours said to be circulating about a strained relationship between Osinbajo and the cabal at the Presidency. The fallout is said to have culminated in the sacking and redeployment of some of the vice president’s aides as well as Osinbajo being relieved of some duties such as overseeing the Social Investment Programme and the economic advisory team.

Bakare, who is the Overseer, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) made the statement during a sermon on Sunday.

He said, “The government must address this country and tell the plain truth about what is going on instead of letting people to continue to make guesses that are unprofitable for our nation or anybody.

“If they don’t want to say anything, then let them not say but stop this nonsense that is going on. You have a moral responsibility to account for the mess that is going on if you don’t stop it.”

Bakare, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2011, said he never begged to be Buhari’s running mate.

“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.”

However, he reiterated that he is 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."

Meanwhile, he emphasised that, “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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