Pastor Tunde Bakare denied a statement credited to him slamming the Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, for rejecting the Muslim-Muslim ticket presented by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Telescope.ng gathered that the APC chieftain in a statement made available on Saturday, 23 July, vowed to take legal action if the peddlers fail to desist from “condemnable acts.”
According to PMNEWS report, the statement credited to Bakare which went viral on Friday reads;
“CAN want to lure APC into presenting a weak candidate, they said “2023 is Christian President or nothing”. APC didn’t fall for their gimmick, they presented their strongest and best.
‘’Again, they started another one “Running Mate must be Christian”, again, APC choose the best as running mate. You can’t blackmail the APC. We are not a religious organization but a Political party.
‘’There’s a massive difference between CAN and Christians. Christians are righteous people who behave like Christ, and CAN is politicians who behave like PDP.
I Am A Christian And A Pastor And Asiwaju Tinubu Is My Candidate
– Pastor Tunde Bakare.”
However, Bakare in a rebuttal denied granting any interview or sermon on any platform where he shared such views while urging the public to disregard the statement.
He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, I am a nation builder who will not in any way create real or imaginary tensions or divisions among the people of our great country through the medium of political parties or religion.
“Again the statement did not originate from me and does not in any way represent my position.” He stated
The pastor added that,“It is part of the lying propaganda of mischievous entities seeking approval by deceit. If the peddlers of this deliberate falsehood fail to desist from their highly condemnable acts they will face the fullest extent of the law without further delay.”