Jan 20, 2015 – Pastor Bakare Defends Buhari: GMB Not An Islamic Extremist, His Staff Are Christians
The founder of Latter Rain Assembly Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare has come open to defend General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential aspirant of APC whom opposition labelled as an Islamic extremist in a desperate bid to occupy Aso Rock for another 4 more years.
In this exclusive tell-it-all video, Bakare mentioned what made him trust Buhari and blasts lies fabricators tagging the retired General as an extremist.
See excerpts and the video below
“People say Buhari is an extremist but he is a great personality. I have had the privilege of working with him at a very close range especially during and after the 2011 presidential election.
A lot of propaganda out there surrounding this great man, some would see him as an extremist, Islamic fundamentalist and who hates religion aside from his, as someone so hard that he can’t laugh or crack a joke, but i find none of these to be true.
These people fabricated all these lies against him because they know that if he wins the election, they would have to flee this country…he is not a fundamentalist. I remember when his driver asked me to pray for him on our way to Kaduna in 2011, i told him straight away that i couldn’t pray in Islam because i was no longer a Muslim and that I could only use the name of Jesus.
But the Driver said, “I am a christian’ and I realized that he is not the only worker that is a christian, his guards were Christians, Buhari has christian workers around yet people say he is an Islamic fundamentalist.
I also remember when we got back from a campaign and he was tired and while going to his room, he staggered and said, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and i went ‘What”…I said General, I thought it was a swear word and he laughed and said ‘Pastor you don’t have the monopoly of Jesus Christ.”
On his sense of humor: “They say he doesn’t laugh at all but I say you don’t want to hang around General for too long, his sense of humour is out of this world…one day, while i visited him, he said, Pastor do you know we have three things in common and said oh really and he said “you are the last child of your father so i am, number two, of all your father’s children there are only two left and so is mine, and but I beat in the third one, your father had 22 children while mine had 23. And we laughed and i told him, i beat you also, i was born a Muslim but i am now a christian while you are still a Muslim and he laughed so hard….you liars should stop your lies in the name of God”
Watch the video below