Fiery cleric and politician, Pastor Tunde Bakare has taken a veiled swipe at the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing Tinubu of stealing Lagos State money.
Bakare made allusion to “Bourdillon” the name of Tinubu’s residential neighbourhood in situated in Lagos.
The senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) while preaching on Sunday declared that people who say that one is generous after he or she has stolen the money that belongs to a state, are foolish.
In his sermon which centered on the 2023 presidential election, Pastor Bakare, noted that “since democracy began some people have been living larger than life, having jets here and there, having a house in Bourdillon and other places at the expense of the public”.
According to him, Nigerians crucify their heroes and celebrate villains.
“The eyes of those who see will not be dim. The ears of those who hear will listen. Also, the heart of the rash will understand knowledge and the tongue of the stammerer will be ready to speak plainly.
“The foolish person would no longer be called generous. You can say ‘so so and so’ has stolen all the money in the state, but he is a very generous man, you are foolish.
“That’s why potholes are killing you, that’s what pools of water… you can’t drive now anymore because what is meant for road has been stolen since democracy began, they are living larger than life having jets here, having jets there, having house in Bourdillon, having house in this place, having house in that place, having house in every place at the expense of the public.
“You will not go without vomiting what you have stolen. Wait, and see. Because a king will reign in righteousness and princess will rule with justice. Unfortunately, Nigeria people, you celebrate your villains and crucify your heroes” he said.
Pastor Bakare also reacted to the flooding in Lagos state:
“You’re complaining about Flood. Since 1999 the condition of this road for 30 years now since I’ve been here has remained the same. They’ll do patch-patch, join-join, until rain comes and reveal that they have not been right with the people.
“And you think your children will stand shoulder high above the perversity you have created? I see the race to 2023, congratulations Presidential ‘hope-fools’. You cannot, you have stolen what belong to all.
“You can tell the man, he is a very generous man, he would pay for your hospital bill. Because he didn’t build hospitals. The foolish person will no longer be called generous.
“Woe betides the government that does not know that the purpose of government is the welfare of the people” he said.