Nigerians on social media have expressed their outrage at the Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, Lagos State, Tunde Bakare and Catholic Priest, Father Ejike Mbaka, for “prophesying” about President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Bakare in a sermon earlier this month had disclosed that God showed him that Buhari in 2011 had a role to play in stabilising Nigeria.
“After the controversial and divisive 2011 elections, as Nigeria drifted along with sectional undercurrents and the nation sought a unifying force, some of us prevailed on General Muhammadu Buhari not to quit the stage but to take back his words and form a coalition of the best of the North and the best of the South to form a coalition.
“I must admit that I played a critical role in that mission. God had shown me in a vision that GMB still had a role to play in stabilising Nigeria,” he said.
On his part, Father Mbaka had prophesied that Buhari was the solution for Nigeria.
“A president that is fighting corruption need to be supported. He is a man who understands the situation. Since Nigeria started, we have never experienced a president that has agricultural programmes like him,” Mbaka had said about Buhari.
However, with the increased rate of insurgency in the country, Nigerians took to Twitter to lambast the clerics for “misleading the country”.
Some Nigerians called on the two men to apologise to Nigerians for claiming they heard from God and endorsing Buhari for presidency.
One @iam_Kingbuchi wrote, “Tunde Bakare owea us an apology for: 1. Calling the name of God in vain. 2. For telling lies, saying God said when God has not spoken. 3. For selling Buhari to us. Tunde Bakare owes us an apology, and Father Mbaka owes us an apology too with a touch of giveaway.”
@iam_foleymessi wrote, “Tunde Bakare and Father Mbaka said God told them that Buhari was going to make Nigeria great. These men need to apologise to Nigerians, then ask God for forgiveness.”
@VictorIsrael_ wrote, “Pastor Tunde Bakare and Father Mbaka coming to tell us that God told them that Buhari will stabilise Nigeria is an eye-opener to the fact that not all men of God hear from God.”
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