The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has made the shocking revelation of how he lent N160 million to Mallam Nasir el-Rufai when the latter wanted to contest for the position of Kaduna governor in 2015.
Bakare made this known while addressing the Nigerian community in Glasgow, Scotland last week, PM Express writes.
The cleric, who was reportedly a guest speaker at an evening with Association of Nigerians in Scotland, however disclosed that the loan had since been repaid.
“The current governor of Kaduna State once stayed in my house and we discussed many political and personal issues. I wrote the foreword of his published book with the little information I knew about him then. I invited him from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join Congress For Progressive Change, CPC. When he was contesting for the governorship of Kaduna State, I contributed N160million for his electioneering campaign and he later paid me back,” he said.
El-Rufai on January 7, 2018, visited Bakare’s Lagos church in the wake of the preacher’s announcement of his desire to run for the presidency in 2019.
It isnot clear however if the visit had anything to do with the loan repayment.