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Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by iwaeda: 8:06am On Nov 22
‘How Jimi Agbaje, Oby Ezekwesili, Niyi Adebayo couldn’t make presidential running mate’
***Says Tinubu proposed alliance with Buhari as far back as 2011
***On presidency: My day will come like Joe Biden’s
By Dapo Akinrefon
You have an intimate relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari…
President Muhammadu Buhari’s destiny and my destiny kissed on October 1, 1984. We had not met at the time. I had just been fired at work, two months before my wedding. I was fired on September 24, 1984.


I got married on November 24, 1984. I was so aggrieved that two months before my wedding, I was fired for confronting my boss that he was a member of an occult group.

What would I do? I went to church and my pastor, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, asked me to start my own chamber. I told him that it was not possible because of Private Practice Decree which said you must have spent five years as an apprentice before you could start.


I had not fulfilled that. But he told me to go and pray about it. I went to pray about it and God told me to start my own chamber on October 1.

I said God and Adeboye missed it because they both don’t know the law of the land. But I have learned to obey God. I asked my best man when I got married, Femi Fatunbi, to come and pray with me.

We prayed overnight from September 30-October 1. But when we woke up, we were watching television and General Buhari came on the television to say that the Private Practice Decree had been abrogated.


I prayed for him as if I had met him before. He was eventually overthrown and our path never crossed again.

I came into the Ministry and one of those who had attended my Sunday School in Baptist Church where I gave my life to Christ, Tokunbo Afikuyomi, was the person who brought Buhari to my office.

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Buhari was the ANPP presidential candidate when they came. He said Buhari was meeting with pastors so that they will not put the toga of an Islamic fundamentalist on him.


I took him (Buhari) to my inner office and said to him that the spirit of God impressed on me that he wouldn’t win the presidency in 2007, but if he kept on trying, he would win. He left and our path didn’t cross again.

How did you now emerge as his running mate in the 2011 presidential election?
One thing led to another and God showed me some revelations that led to the founding of Save Nigeria Group, SNG.


The day that I led a march in Abuja, Professor Wole Soyinka, stood to my right, Femi Falana to my left, with my two daughters behind me, President Buhari was coming from the other end in an SUV, with three others, and they were going to the Senate.

They jointly signed a letter that the Senate should follow the Constitution. He saw me and said is that not Pastor Tunde Bakare?

President Buhari later said it was that day he made up his mind that I will be his running mate. At SNG, we engaged the political class. We had engaged former President Goodluck Jonathan.


We had engaged Atiku Abubakar. We engaged him (Buhari) also and told him ‘you lost elections in 2003, 2007, and you are about to lose in 2011 because there was no balance of terror’ and I didn’t mean violence.

We said to him that ‘you don’t really have that inroad to the South-West. The way Nigeria is structured, you cannot win the presidential election except there is a handshake between the North and the South’.

I was in Spain when the call came that I should get them a vice-presidential candidate. I was so excited and I gave them Jimi Agbaje.

I took him to Abuja to meet with them and they met a couple of times, but something happened, they dropped him. They called me again and I went to Pastor Adeboye to give me Oby Ezekwesili.

I called her to run with President Buhari, she refused. But Pastor Adeboye told me he (Buhari) would need a strong Christian to be his running mate.

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I said to him that Oby was strong too. He said no, adding that she must not leave certainty for uncertainty. She was working at the World Bank then.

So, I sent for the current Minister of Trade and Industry, Niyi Adebayo, that I will like him to take this opportunity.

Before this time, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had sent Lai Mohammed to me that I should persuade Buhari to run on the platform of Action Congress, AC, before it became Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.

But when we went to meet Buhari we asked who will be his running mate, he said the greatest grassroots mobiliser in the South-West.

I said I can’t broker a Muslim-Muslim ticket, so we left that. I sent Ife Oyedele to go to the current Vice-President. I asked him to tell Osinbajo that he should run with Buhari in 2011.

When all that failed, those I assembled to work with me as arrowheads, Donald Duke, El-Rufai, Oby Ezekwesili, Jimi Lawal, Fola Adeola, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, were determined to bring good governance to our nation, not just activism.

We were meeting regularly but we ended the meeting because we had no candidate. On January 15, 2011, at 12 noon, my phone rang, it was President Buhari.

He said, Pastor, I have prayed the way I know how to pray, and I want you to pray also. I want you to be my running mate. I said to him, ‘thank you but no thanks because I had given my words to those arrowheads, those I mentioned, that I will never seek an elective office or join a political party’.

He said I should pray about it and call him in seven hours, but I didn’t call him. I called Pastor Adeboye and informed him. He said that was it and that he already said Buhari needs a strong Christian.

He said I am the man and I must go there. I consulted and agreed on the last day to become his running mate. Of course, we didn’t win the election.

Are you still interested in becoming President of Nigeria?
There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition looks like vision. I do not camouflage.

It’s not a matter of life and death, but you can write it down, as the Lord lives, and as I am given the opportunity, the day will come like Joe Biden, I will be the President of Nigeria.

What is your take on moves to regulate social media in Nigeria?
There is no free freedom anywhere in the world. There must be freedom with boundaries. I am not saying curtail them or we can’t use social media in Nigeria, but there is no nation where there are no balances.

Look at the picture of a drama that was staged somewhere else that was used to say soldiers have killed protesters. Those things can create troubles. But we cannot be draconian.

We are not going back to Decree 4. We must do things decently and orderly, listen to the people and formulate laws that will be beneficial to all of us.

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Yenefer(f): 8:09am On Nov 22
Why is this Yahoo man seeking attention
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by thaoriginator: 8:19am On Nov 22
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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Scream(m): 8:32am On Nov 22
Pastor Adeboye was praying with and for GEJ, yet plotting his downfall. May God help us.

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by techmo(m): 8:34am On Nov 22
cool


A good and interesting read

I am a Muslim and I love my religion, but something in my heart tells me Pastor Adeboye is a true man of God...

Well Tunde Bakare better face his ministry because he isn't gonna be Nigerian President anytime soon



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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Nukilia: 8:37am On Nov 22
Can this man just go and rest. Attention seeking grin grin grin
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 8:52am On Nov 22
techmo:
cool

A good and interesting read

I am a Muslim and I love my religion, but something in my heart tells me Pastor Adeboye is a true man of God...

Well Tunde Bakare better face his ministry because he isn't gonna be Nigerian President anytime soon


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I am a Muslim too and you know what? God has preserved Pastor Adeboye from controversies despite the fact that behind the curtails, he (Pastor Adeboye) is very much involved in Nigeria's politics. Yet, you won't hear come out to campaign for a politician or say that God is giving him (Adeboye) election results and winners like betting forcasting. Even when Pastor Professor Osinbajo one of his(Adeboye) spiritual sons contested, Pastor Adeboye still did not campaign for Pastor Professor Osinbajo, Adeboye only advised his church members to get their PVC and vote unlike the numerous Yahoo Yahoo god of men all over the county.

I think God has been guarding him(Adeboye) and he(Adeboye) has been watching his mouth also.

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Amos1423: 8:59am On Nov 22
I didn't know pastor Adeboye was so involved in Nigerian politics not until today yet he couldn't and can't use his position as both a pastor and a professor to leverage nigeria.


When we lay curses on Tinubu for imposing this man called Buhari on us let's not forget the likes of Tunde Bakere and Adeboye, they need to be cursed too.


So much wickedness in the place called church.

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by helinues: 9:10am On Nov 22
Why not wait till 2022 before you start your campaign.

Please there are more important things to talk about than your 2023 ambition
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by techmo(m): 9:15am On Nov 22
Amos1423:
I didn't know pastor Adeboye was so involved in Nigerian politics not until today yet he couldn't and can't use his position as both a pastor and a professor to leverage nigeria.


When we lay curses on Tinubu for imposing this man called Buhari on us let's not forget the likes of Tunde Bakere and Adeboye, they need to be cursed too.


So much wickedness in the place called church.


14 million voters imposed APC on Nigeria through an Election not Tinubu or Adeboye

The worst are the imbeciless that don't have a PVC and never voted before yet blame the voter's for their choice, when on Election day, they stupidly sleep at home

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 3:16pm On Nov 22
Amos1423:
I didn't know pastor Adeboye was so involved in Nigerian politics not until today yet he couldn't and can't use his position as both a pastor and a professor to leverage nigeria.

When we lay curses on Tinubu for imposing this man called Buhari on us let's not forget the likes of Tunde Bakere and Adeboye, they need to be cursed too.

So much wickedness in the place called church.

Apart from laying curses, what else do you lazy youth do? Nothing of course. Work, you no get. Trade, you no learn. PVC, you no get. Yet you lay curses on yourself thinking you are laying curses on those whom God hath blessed.

This Buhari is definitely an error, but we that voted for him made an error, what do we say about the fools who never voted for anyone? Do we call them idiots or nincompoops?

Pastor Adeboye never campaigned for any politician, but what do we do to the other useless so-called Pastors that have turned the pulpit to political grounds and have been forecasting election results like sports betting? Idiots and nonentities still go to such election forecasting Yahoo pastors.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 3:22pm On Nov 22
Scream:
Pastor Adeboye was praying with and for GEJ, yet plotting his downfall. May God help us.

Should he (Pastor Adeboye0) have kicked Goatluck Jonathan out when the ineffectual buffoon came to Redemption Camp? He is a father to all and he has been behaving so.

Goatluck could not fix 5% Lagos-Ibadan expressway for 6 years, Buhari has done up to about 70%. Though that Buhari is a cow and monumental failure, but he has done some little things that we can all see. Things that Obasanjo, YarÁdua and Goatluck could not do for 16 years. Things like the following;

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway - 70% completed
Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan Railway - 95% completed
Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Warri Railway - Abandoned for 30 years but completed and opened for use by Buhari and named after Goatluck to shame him
Apapa-Oshodi-Iyana_Oworo Expressway - 65% completed
Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway - 55% completed
2nd Niger Bridge - 50% completed


Can you list what Obasanjo, YarÁdua and Goatluck did for 16 years?

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Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Front0lane: 3:35pm On Nov 22
Yenefer:
Why is this Yahoo man seeking attention

Here we go again with another foolish Igbo making another foolish comment.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Front0lane: 3:37pm On Nov 22
When will you curse your wretch of a father for not being man enough to ensure those you believe are good enough become the president. Your father deserve all the curses being layed on Tinubu because Tinubu believe in a purpose n he stood by it.


Amos1423:
I didn't know pastor Adeboye was so involved in Nigerian politics not until today yet he couldn't and can't use his position as both a pastor and a professor to leverage nigeria.


When we lay curses on Tinubu for imposing this man called Buhari on us let's not forget the likes of Tunde Bakere and Adeboye, they need to be cursed too.


So much wickedness in the place called church.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 3:41pm On Nov 22
Front0lane:
When will you curse your wretch of a father for not being man enough to ensure those you believe are good enough become the president. Your father deserve all the curses being layed on Tinubu because Tinubu believe in a purpose n he stood by it.



Haaa! Don't mind the lazy youth. His father may be a good man you know. Some children just bring disgrace to the family.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 3:42pm On Nov 22
Front0lane:


Here we go again with another foolish Igbo making another foolish comment.

It's heredictary. That's what they all do from generation to generation.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by kettykin: 4:19pm On Nov 22
if people know the economic trouble Nigeria has been put in then people will realize that what happened in February 2015 was not the will of God , Nigeria is now bankrupt and living on loans and Nigeria is now in the worst recession since 1987 , so people can trace the origin of Nigeria's problem to the people mentioned in the thread , they caused more damages for Nigeria than Buhari..



No wonder Oby Ezekwesili bluntly refused these fellows
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Villagemeat: 5:12pm On Nov 22
Scream:
Pastor Adeboye was praying with and for GEJ, yet plotting his downfall. May God help us.
Nairaland kids
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Amos1423: 6:55pm On Nov 22
Shea if them say make Christians comot show body, you yourself go follow go outside ni?

No be like say I take you seriously though.

Front0lane:
When will you curse your wretch of a father for not being man enough to ensure those you believe are good enough become the president. Your father deserve all the curses being layed on Tinubu because Tinubu believe in a purpose n he stood by it.


Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Herkim(m): 7:32pm On Nov 22
Sincerely we didn't made mistake voting for buhari twice the foundation and constitution of the country called Nigeria that's where our problems , until we change this current constitution to have human face and all encompasses thats when we can move forward.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Scream(m): 7:36pm On Nov 22
etrouble:


Should he (Pastor Adeboye0) have kicked Goatluck Jonathan out when the ineffectual buffoon came to Redemption Camp? He is a father to all and he has been behaving so.

Goatluck could not fix 5% Lagos-Ibadan expressway for 6 years, Buhari has done up to about 70%. Though that Buhari is a cow and monumental failure, but he has done some little things that we can all see. Things that Obasanjo, YarÁdua and Goatluck could not do for 16 years. Things like the following;

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway - 70% completed
Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan Railway - 95% completed
Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Warri Railway - Abandoned for 30 years but completed and opened for use by Buhari and named after Goatluck to shame him
Apapa-Oshodi-Iyana_Oworo Expressway - 65% completed
Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway - 55% completed
2nd Niger Bridge - 50% completed


Can you list what Obasanjo, YarÁdua and Goatluck did for 16 years?

So Oyedepo that declared his stand is not a father to all...we keep excusing bad behavior. I don't know what any leader in the history of Nigeria achieved considering the revenue they got but my point is, you were plotting his removal from office and smiling with him. Ko daa...
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Scream(m): 7:36pm On Nov 22
Villagemeat:
Nairaland kids

Nairaland clown
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by etrouble: 9:42am On Nov 23
Scream:


So Oyedepo that declared his stand is not a father to all...we keep excusing bad behavior. I don't know what any leader in the history of Nigeria achieved considering the revenue they got but my point is, you were plotting his removal from office and smiling with him. Ko daa...

Yes, he is not even a brother to all. Is that how you take sides when you siblings disagree?
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Standing5(m): 10:11am On Nov 23
Scream:
Pastor Adeboye was praying with and for GEJ, yet plotting his downfall. May God help us.
Stop this demonic lie on time.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Standing5(m): 10:19am On Nov 23
Amos1423:
I didn't know pastor Adeboye was so involved in Nigerian politics not until today yet he couldn't and can't use his position as both a pastor and a professor to leverage nigeria.


When we lay curses on Tinubu for imposing this man called Buhari on us let's not forget the likes of Tunde Bakere and Adeboye, they need to be cursed too.



So much wickedness in the place called church.
The curser of some people will be cursed by God Himself. Beware.
Re: Buhari, Pastor Adeboye And I, Since 1984 By Pastor Bakare by Standing5(m): 10:24am On Nov 23
kettykin:
if people know the economic trouble Nigeria has been put in then people will realize that what happened in February 2015 was not the will of God , Nigeria is now bankrupt and living on loans and Nigeria is now in the worst recession since 1987 , so people can trace the origin of Nigeria's problem to the people mentioned in the thread , they caused more damages for Nigeria than Buhari..



No wonder Oby Ezekwesili bluntly refused these fellows
Stop being ignorant. The people mentioned in the thread are not your problem. APC is just one party. I am sure people were also involved in the selection of other presidential candidates within their parties.

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