Senior Pastor at the Latter Rain Assembly and founder of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has slammed the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for what he called “secret endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan”.
The cleric at the weekend lashed out at CAN and PFN for allegedly dumping Prof. Yemi Osinbajo just like they allegedly did to him when he was running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in 2011 presidential election.
Osinbajo is running mate to Buhari in the 2015 presidential election on the platform of All Progressives Congress.
Bakare, in his sermon on Sunday, said he learnt that the Christian leaders held a secret meeting where they allegedly endorsed Jonathan for a second term in office. He wondered why both Christian bodies dumped their own, who he said was not a “radical” person.
“Why have they refused to support Osinbajo in 2015, someone who is not a radical as they claimed I was a radical in 2011 and they did not give me the desired support?” he queried.
Bakare accused the Christian leaders of fighting for their own pockets, which informed their reason for supporting Jonathan and rejecting Osinbajo, who is resident pastor at one of the biggest parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide.
It was learnt that leaders of CAN and PFN had met at the Redemption Camp of the RCCG to pray for the nation on the forthcoming elections, but the meeting turned out to be cover for the eventual endorsement of Jonathan’s candidacy.