Pastor Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, says God has turned against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Bakare declared war on Buhari and dared the president to come after him as he has done for other dissenting voices in the country.
“Sovereignty is not in your hand anymore, you are commander-in-chief of nothing, except the people put you there. The highest office in the land is the office of the citizen. Nigerians are going to rise and demand for their rights,” he said on Sunday.
“And I dare you to try to stretch your hand against me like you have done to others, then you will know whether God sent me or I’m just empty and just making noise.
“Nigeria for Nigeria; the time to save this country has come; the government can’t save us, the military can’t safe us, Nigerians must rise and demand for what is rightly theirs.
“Get out of my way, get out of my way, this is the final warning. I loved you, I served you, I respected you, I did everything to make it work for you but you turned against me and God has turned against you, get out of my way”
Bakare said he told Buhari before 2014 that he would become president and told him exactly how it would happen, but that same mouth he used to tell him has become “a smelly mouth”.
The fiery cleric said the Nigerians for Nigeria movement begins now, and he knows exactly how things would happen in the days ahead.
Bakare said he is not interested in meeting with the president any longer, adding that “I’m not holding dialogue with anyone anymore… because, it is war”.
Buhari and Bakare ran for the presidency on a joint ticket in 2011, and Bakare supported Buhari in 2015, but the two have since fallen out following Buhari’s refusal to heed Bakare’s repeated advice.
Bakare said he would champion a Nigerians for Nigeria movement to bring an end to the challenges of the country.