Tunde Bakare was on Tuesday locked in a war of words with Femi Fani-Kayode over the former’s alleged renunciations of past criticisms of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Bakare, senior pastor of the Citadel Global Church, formerly known as the Later Rain Assembly sent a message to Fani-Kayode asking the former minister of aviation to expose the alleged blackmail he was being subjected to by the Tinubu camp.
The Bakare, Fani-Kayode war followed a statement in which the former minister alleged that Bakare’s comments penultimate Sunday in which he praised the doggedness of Tinubu in the political space was on account of a bank problem he suffered in 1990 which the Tinubu camp was about to expose.
This was upon the fact that Bakare had in the recent past chided Tinubu as part of the problems of Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode had in the response titled “Who is squeezing Tunde Bakare’s balls?” referred to an “unsavoury event which allegedly took place in 1990 in the life of the Pastor was about to be exposed by the Tinubu camp.”
Continuing, he said Bakare’s volte face was in connection with “an allegedly ugly situation with a bank whose ownership recently changed hands.”
However, in a sharp response, Bakare in a letter written to Yinka Odumakin, an associate of Fani-Kayode’s dared the former minister to expose whatever he knows about the said bank deal.
Bakare said: “Good morning Yinka. Hope you are much better. I have just read Femi Fani-Kayode’s piece where he quoted you and others.
“As he described you affectionately as his brother in the piece, I believe you are either companions or must be in the same league or camp.
“I have only one appeal to make through you to him: Tell him to expose my supposed “ugly past of 1990″ he must know about and the shady deals involving some bank that just changed hands that involved me in any shape or manner.”
“If Femi does not do so as soon as possible then he has published deliberate falsehood about me. I will await this publication soonest.
“For the sake of Femi’s mother who I ministered Christ to in their Papa home while Femi himself was still in the grip of Satan, I will hold my peace for now.”
“My last word to you and to the likes of Femi is that 10,000 times 10,000 of Tinubu or anyone for that matter has nothing on me to make me say the words I spoke for and against him either in the past or now.”
GWG notes that the Bakare, Fani-Kayode war is a fallout over the political direction of the country.
“No one in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world can blackmail me over anything done in the past to anyone or with anyone. If you or he or any other person know of any shady deal that I have done with any individual, corporation or government, please feel free to publish it.”
“As Charles Spurgeon said, ‘my whole life can be written in the sky and there will be no blemish all because of what Christ has done in my life.’
“I remain yours sincerely, the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. See 2 Corinthians 5:21.
“Yinka Odumakin I cannot thank you enough for reading this long epistle in your present state and for distributing same on your different platforms.”