The leader of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has fired verbal bullets at President Muhammadu Buhari for attending the wedding fathia of Idris Abiola Ajimobi, son of Governors Isiaka Ajimobi and Fatima Umar Ganduje, daughter of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Kano on Saturday.
Buhari is facing backlash for being at the wedding, few days after 110 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Dapchi in Yobe State, a place is yet to visit on account of the abduction.
“@MBuhari is an adult. He decides where he goes. He decided it’s Kano today. And to Kano he went,” Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, tweeted in defence of her principal.
On Sunday in his church service, Bakare during sermon hit out at Buhari alongside the groom and bride’s parents and their colleagues who graced the occasion saying they were insensitive to the plight of the distraught parents of the abducted girls.
In the process, the pastor made a veiled reference to the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who abandoned his duty post to welcome the President’s son, Yusuf, from medical trip abroad.
Bakare’s word, “Forgive my ill-mannerism, but I could not comprehend why a governor will celebrate the wedding of his daughter, and another governor of his son, on the front pages of newspapers, flashing it before our eyes, when other peoples’ daughters are in captivity.
“If any of them had lost a daughter in that captivity, would they celebrate that way? I know the Bible says rejoice with them that rejoice, but I do not know what the president of Nigeria was doing there.
“And somebody came to say, let me explain to you, it is Islamic tradition, before this time, about January, they had agreed, that he (Buhari) will be the one to give the bride away and Tinubu will be the one to pay the dowry, and present the son, and they agreed long before now.
“I looked at him and said the president of Nigeria wanted to come to my daughter’s wedding, and I said to him, sir, don’t come. That is beneath your office. Face the work of the state and keep serving.
“And 22 governors showed up to mark register, when 110 daughters of citizens of your nation were captured by Boko Haram that you said you have already technically defeated?
“It just shows how insensitive our leaders are. We have gotten to a stage that our president has become a king and a monarch. That his son who rode his pleasurable bike that almost claimed his life, will be returning from an overseas trip, where he had received special healthcare that Nigerians cannot afford, that it took a whole minister of state to go and welcome him, because he has no job.”