Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, have settled the feud caused by a sermon delivered by Bakare in which he praised All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Bakare had in a sermon last week attacked those opposed to Tinubu’s presidential ambition and praised the former Lagos State governor’s political sagacity.
The cleric had said, “I have a word for those Yoruba rancorous elements, noisemakers that have not achieved as much as Asiwaju Tinubu has achieved, but are always querying and worrying themselves about his ancestry.
“Those who are envious of Mr. Tinubu and those who desire to take his power slot should stop their useless talk about him, and busy themselves with what can add value to society.”
But in response, Fani-Kayode had in a scathing article titled, ‘Who is Squeezing Bakare’s Balls?’, alleged that Bakare was blackmailed by Tinubu’s camp to deliver the sermon or risk being exposed for something he did in 1990.
But Bakare took issue with Fani-Kayode’s article and the matter was on the verge of escalating.
However, Fani-Kayode said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that he and Bakare had settled their differences.
He thanked Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu, and the spokesman for the Yoruba Summit Group, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, for the role their role in resolving the matter.
The former minister said, “I just concluded a three-way conversation with Pastor Tunde Bakare and Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, spokesman of the Yoruba Summit Group.
“We clarified all issues and put the matter behind us. My respect for Pastor Bakare remains high. I thank Mogaji and Chief Dele Momodu for their intervention.”