"Evil people would flee this country if Buhari wins"

Pastor Bakare who was Gen. Buhari's running mate in the 2011 general elections explained in a six-minute interview, his personal experience with the former head of state.

Founder  of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has stated once again that All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is not an Islamic fundamentalist.

Pastor Bakare who was Gen. Buhari's running mate in the 2011 general elections under the now defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), explained in a six-minute interview, his personal experience with the former head of state.

“People say Buhari is an extremist but he is a great personality. I have had the privilege of working with him at a very close range especially during and after the 2011 presidential election.

A lot of propaganda out there surrounding this great man, some would see him as an extremist, fundamentalist and who hates religion aside from his, as someone so hard that he can’t laugh or crack a joke, but I find none of these to be true,"  Bakare said.

The popular pastor giving full support to his former running mate said rumours that has been told against Buhari are all lies, spread due to fear from the opposition.

He clearly specified that most of Buhari's workers including his driver of ten years and security guards are all Christians, proving he's no extremist.

“These people fabricated all these lies against him because they know that if he wins the election, they would have to flee this country…he is not a fundamentalist.

I remember when his driver asked me to pray for him on our way to Kaduna in 2011, I told him straight away that I couldn’t pray in Islam because I was no longer a Muslim and that I could only use the name of Jesus.

And I realized there that his driver was a Christian, I also found that his guards were Christians. Buhari has Christian workers around yet people say he is an Islamic fundamentalist.

Bakare also talked about  Buhari's 'incredible' sense of humor.

I also remember when we got back from a campaign and he was tired and while going to his room, he staggered and said, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and I went what???…I said General, I thought it was a swear word and he laughed and said Pastor you don’t have the monopoly of Jesus Christ, you don’t want to hang around General for too long.

His sense of humor is out of this world, yet they say he doesn’t laugh….one day, while I visited him, he said, Pastor do you know we have three things in common and said oh really and he said “you are the last child of your father so i am, number two, of all your father’s children there are only two left and so is mine, and but I beat in the third one, your father had 22 children while mine had 23. And we laughed and i told him, i beat you also, i was born a Muslim but i am now a christian while you are still a Muslim and he laughed so hard….you liars should stop your lies in the name of God”


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