“We read the story credited to Tunde Bakare; first of all, he is not a member of CAN and we are not surprised because he is more of a politician than a Pastor. One day, he will wake up and speak as a politician and another day; he will speak as a Pastor. But for him to say that CAN has no right to speak on somebody like El-Rufai who derogates the person of our Lord Jesus Christ is a very great offence. We want to tell Tunde Bakare to come out clearly and tell us where he belongs, either a Christian or a Muslim because he cannot be speaking from the two sides of his mouth. We are not surprised at the attitude of Bakare. Who is a disciple of Bakare? He was in Deeper Life Bible Church; Bakare went to Four Square Bible Church; from there, he went to Redeemed Christian Church of God and from there he ended in Latter Rain Bible Church where he is pastoring. In all of these churches, he has been in crises with them. He abused Baba Adeboye, W.F. Kummuyi and wherever he goes, he fights them. No Pastor makes trouble like Bakare and he is quarreling with everybody. So we are not surprised to see him abusing CAN and supporting El-Rufai’s reckless statement. It goes to show his character!” – stated the Reverend Emmanuel Dzieggau, the President of TEKAN on Tuesday January 5, 2013 in response to Tunde Bakare’s diatribe against the Christian Association of Nigeria [CAN] public comment of El Rufai’s tweet on Jesus Christ.
It has become obvious the last of the insulting tweet by the former Minster of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Malam Nasiru El Rufai against Jesus Christ may have not been heard. This as the incident found new wings through the latest comments against the Christian Association of Nigeria [CAN] by the vice presidential candidate of the 2011 presidential elections under the Congress for Progressive Change [CPC] – Tunde Bakare who had in his state of the nation address in Lagos faulted CAN – stating that from its criticism of El-Rufai’s tweet on Jesus Christ, CAN was only diverting attention from grave issues affecting the country. He also alleged that CAN was an extension of the Jonathan government.
Responding, a group of 13 churches within the Christian Association of Nigeria faulted Tunde Bakare – the controversial Pastor and Founder of Latter Rain Bible Church – and challenged him to define his religious status – whether he is a Christian or Muslim. The group which operates under the name of “Tarayar Ekklisiyar Kristi A Nijeriya” [TEKAN] in Hausa language added that Tunde Bakare’s antecedents were more of a politician than a pastor.
Reverend Emmanuel Dzieggau, the President of TEKAN, who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday January 5, 2013 urged Nigerians to disregard comments from people like Bakare “because if not in Nigeria, nobody will entertain a man like Bakare who double speak”. Dzieggau pointed to Tunde Bakare’s actions as that of a confused mind. This he said while pleading with Nigerians to not take him seriously because he has yet to recover from the shock of the lost election.
Dzieggau said that if it were to be the other way round that a Christian made a derogatory remark against Prophet Mohammed, the country would have by now been on fire. But “we are not going to fight for our God; we have left El-Rufai in the hands of God. Anybody who speaks ill of Jesus Christ does not go scot-free because the God in Heaven knows how to deal with him.”
Concerning Tunde Bakare kneejerk tendencies to jump into controversies, the TEKAN added that Bakare has lost his spiritual compass.
“What does he know about CAN for him to say that CAN is a department of government. What has the issue of Jesus Christ sleeping with women got to do with government? CAN has never been an appendage of government but has been known to be a constructive critic of the authorities. If inciting people against government is what Bakare is looking for he will fail because CAN is a responsible organization. But because Bakare lost election to President Goodluck Jonathan, he has been inciting people against the Federal Government. But we will not toe his line of thought and he should not compare CAN with the madness they do in politics.”
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Time without number,I have said Tunde Bakare is an irresponsible man and an hireling,what el-rufai said is even insultive to Islam that is why many moslem condemned him because the Quran honours christ more than any body,it recorded his virgin birth(only man with such a record) it recorded his creative power by moulding a bird breathed on it and it flew,it also recorded he was taking to heaven straightt,so it’s pointless an issue.But for Bakare to defend a homosexual and a blasphemer of our lord and saviour Jesus christ shows who he is,an anti-christ,a mad man,a planted agent of Islam in the church am sure as the sun of Imam he still has Islamic gene, I pity those that still attend this shameless man without home training,he calls himself a pastor but God will handle him,and for el-Rufai no man ever spated on GOD and go scotch free,soon he must face the consequencies of blasphemy,all hire agents like Bakare no longer have place to hide in christiandom,suddenly CAN has become a threat to enemy of the gospel,this is just the begining because Light and darkness can not co-exists.
Past. Tunde Bakare is still one the few pastors that could boldly speak the truth in this country. One of the few that has not deep their hands into political mess like some of our general overseers.
TUNDE, TUNDE, TUNDER, I HAVE CALLED YOU THREE TIMES. YOUR TRUE COLOURS ARE COMING OUT GRADUALLY. RUNNING FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH, PASTOR TO POLITICIAN, NOW ATTACKING CAN which you refused to be part of. TUNDE PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR MOSLEMHOOD, BUT BE SURE THAT THEY WILL DISMEMBER YOU IN A TWINKLE OF AN EYE IF YOU EVER, I REPEAT IF YOU EVER…. tunde bakare, YOUR TIME IS FAST COMING UP, YOU WILL SOON COME DOWN BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUS GOD DID NOT ELEVATE YOU. YOUR EDUCATION AND INTELIIGENCE WAS WHAT YOU USED FOR YOUR ELLEVATION but that is not enough. YOU NEED GOD AND WISDOM, NOT EDUCATION. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU. And the next thing I will hear is DO NOT TOUCH THE LORD’S ANNOINTED, WELL WHEN TUNDE WAS RUNNING FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH, WAS HE NOT TOUCHING THE LORD’S ANNOINTED, HE IS NOW ABUSING AND INSULTING THE ENTIRE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, IS HE NOT TOUCHING THE LORD’S ANNOINTED. Tunde, your mouth foams too much…pls preach the WORD period and stop your nonsense. The entire CAN can not be wrong and you alone right. Bless you.