Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Anti-Jonathan prophecy: Bakare disowns journalists

By Transport & Business Express on 24/07/2012

Gmail icon

Views: 2,964

Fiery cleric and politician, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has disowned media reports that he predicted President Goodluck Jonathan’s ouster before his term expires in 2015.

Bakare was quizzed for some eight hours yesterday at the Shangisha Lagos office of the State Security Service (SSS) and indications are that he regained his freedom by disowning the statement credited to him by the media.

“I was wrongly quoted,” Bakare told SSS chiefs, according to an AIT report.

Transport & Business Express reports that Bakare had in a sermon last Sunday in his church, the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, predicted confidently that Nigeria would hold another general elections before 2015.

The Latter Rain Serving Overseer who spoke on the theme “How to change government peacefully and make society better,” had advised President Jonathan to “choose between the options to resign, be impeached or worst still face people’s revolt.”

According to Bakare, “The bewildering exposure of the level of corruption in almost every arm of government as well as governmental agencies and parastatals, calls for a change of guards – more so when the president has openly admitted that the security situation in the country has changed his pre-election agenda. And in spite of the president’s promises to deal with insecurity head-on, this government appears helpless because it cannot see the linkage between corruption and violence.”

Shortly after news of the sermon broke in the media, the SSS wrote to invite the activist pastor for a discussion yesterday afternoon.

Bakare was the vice presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in last year’s general elections. He is also the Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) which organised the “Occupy Nigeria” fuel protests that crippled much of the country last January.

Source TBE

Posted 24/07/2012 12:07:10 PM





You may also like...
Lagos RRS moves to end killings by rival...

Bayelsa not indebted to workers, says Commissioner •Accuses...

Garlands as Bishop Idahosa partakes in unity convocation...

Reps give Niger Delta Ministry 48 hours to...

State of economy excites Buhari

Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence

Unpaid Salaries: ASUP rejects IMOPOLY management’s proposal, seeks...

Timipre Sylva’s cousin kidnapped on the way to...

True Confession: No free and fair elections in...

2 kids, 3 others burnt to death in...

Cleric warns against womanising, alcohol to avert God’s...

APC governors endorse Buhari for second term, okay...


Latest News Untold story of the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode Bandits detain 40 in Katsina HEDA gives SEC 14 days to reject new MTN board members or face court action Uncertainty over 211 idle oil blocks Okorocha appointed a fake professor as Eastern Palm University VC, Ex-Commissioner alleges Advise Buhari to obey judgment on release of payment details on electricity contracts, SERAP tells Malami Court restrains Rivers APC congresses High expectations as Magashi takes over Defence Ganduje insists on RUGA, receives project report At least 44 bodies found in well Farmers/herders crisis: Businessman builds cattle ranches in Anambra Sunny Nwosu seeks continuity in Ngwa leadership


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (539,891 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,672 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (388,899 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,421 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,346 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,489 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,487 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,110 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,250 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,239 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,656 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,290 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (662) Features (809) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,946) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,302) Opinion (1,356) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,439) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera