Popular pastor, and General overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has condemned religious leaders who are against the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Act 2011, saying they are afraid their lack of accountability will be exposed.
Pastor Tunde Bakare
Recall that Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redemned Christian Church had earlier resigned as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God citing the Act as his reason.
Mr Bakare said church leaders who oppose the law were trying to prevent the public from knowing about acts of money laundering that they had indulge in by virtue of their positions.
“I can testify that the law was explained to kingpins in the church, but now you want to get away because you want to cover your iniquity. You won’t get away with it.
“You want to get away because you have laundered money, and you are now trying to cover your yansh”.
Bakare, who is also the Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, praised the law, saying it was good for order and accountability in the church.
“I am a trained lawyer, I have read the law. The law specifically mentioned Chief Imams and pastors, that they can have lifelong terms. But it says you cannot be chief priest, chief treasurer, and chief administrator.”
The convener of the Save Nigeria Group described church leaders who oppose the law as “pentecostal charismatic rascals” who want to do whatever they like even if the law says otherwise.
“You don’t want to comply with the law, then why did you register under the law? It is a spirit of lawlessness and the anti-Christ because the anti-Christ is a lawless spirit.”
Bakare who is the serving overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly said; “the fact that I am quiet doesn’t mean I am stupid. I don’t fight useless battles” adding that the law was good for order and accountability in the church.