Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly has taken a swipe at religious leaders who according to him visit President Buhari just to take photographs.
Pastor Tunde Bakare who spoke at a Thanksgiving service to mark the 16th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro Abuja, noted that the problem of corruption was not peculiar to Nigeria but insisted that the solution to the challenge must be people-driven.
“Look at the nation; look at those playing god; look at the godfathers who loom larger than life because of the level of authority they have. They forget that God brought them there and he has a way of removing them.
“When Samuel (in the Bible) entered the city, the king trembled but when some pastors visit Aso Villa, they are the ones shaking. All they want is photo opportunity (with the President),” he said.
“There is so much corruption in this country. But show me a country in the world which has no corruption. What is the solution? We are the answer to the dilemma of Nigeria but we keep playing church. We are the reason Nigeria is the way it is. You and I are responsible,” he stated.
The former running mate of President Buhari, added that the country is experiencing internal hostilities because certain individuals felt superior to the rest of the people.