Pastor Tunde Bakare, a prominent figure known for his outspoken views on various social matters, has once again come under scrutiny for recent comments that have ignited a firestorm of controversy and public criticism.
In a viral video circulating on social media platforms, Pastor Tunde Bakare launched a scathing critique of the late Nigerian musician, Mohbad, linking his demise to his association with what the pastor referred to as “The Evil Men.” Pastor Bakare asserted, “When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth.”
The pastor’s remarks concerning Mohbad’s untimely passing have provoked widespread outrage and condemnation from various quarters. Notably, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh took to her Instagram page to express her disapproval of Pastor Bakare’s comments.
In a statement posted on her Instagram account, Tonto Dikeh addressed the pastor, saying:
“Dear Pastor Tunde, @thetbakareiknow, When your colleagues are caught with their pants down in unholy sexual activities, we never hear your voice. You never speak nor preach about them. It comes to the death of a boy who is old enough to be your last born, and you say, ‘HE REAPED THE REWARD OF HIS ACTIONS. What Actions? Please, please, please KEEP THE SAME ENERGY with your corrupted Colleagues as you just did today. It’s the anointing of God upon your head that’s making me not go off on this LOOSE COMMENT OF YOURS. I have learned over the years that if you have nothing nice to say, keep mute (DON’T TALK AT ALL). Preach your gospel and leave Mohbad’s name out of your ministration. I don’t respect old age; I respect the wisdom you exhibit at old age.'”
This exchange underscores the ongoing debate regarding the role of religious leaders in commenting on contemporary societal issues and their responsibility to maintain a consistent stance on moral matters.
The public awaits any potential response or clarification from Pastor Tunde Bakare in the wake of the growing controversy, as discussions surrounding the responsibilities and actions of prominent religious figures continue to be a topic of significant interest and concern.