The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, and the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, have settled their differences.
The issue started when the cleric in a sermon attacked the critics of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, while he praised him for his achievements.
He 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.”
Fani-Kayode in an 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.
The article did not go down well with Bakare and it was on the verge of escalating, but the former minister in a post on Facebook has disclosed that the differences have been settled.
Fani-Kayode appreciated Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu, and the Spokesman for the Yoruba Summit Group, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, for the role they played in the reconciliation.
He added, “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.”