Lagos-based Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe has proclaimed support for frontline 2023 flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.
The Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate is a former governor of the state.
Addressing his church members, Ogundipe said he would not leave a fellow Yoruba man to support an Igbo man.
The Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Global Genesis Parish in Lagos stressed that he’s not “a bastard”.
Popularly known as Genesis, the cleric made it clear that his support was based on regional consideration.
His words: “I support Tinubu, (whether) you like it or not. I don’t care. If I see another Yoruba person, I will support.
“That (Tinubu) is the only Yoruba person I’ve seen. If you want to attack me, attack me. I am not a bastard.
“I cannot be a Yourba boy and go and vote for Igbo. I am not afraid. I don’t care, I’m not afraid.”
In 2020, the prophet made the news when the Lagos State High Court sentenced him to two years imprisonment in a fraud case involving a London-based woman, Olaide Williams-Oni.
Genesis, who was on trial since 2011, was charged with stealing, inducing delivery of money by false pretense, unlawful conversion of property and forgery.