- With three more years to the presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare has said his vision to become the next president still stands
- The cleric said when the time comes, may the best candidate and the best party win
- According to him, every citizen has the right to express his or her own political aspirations
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church has a vision to become the next president after Muhammadu Buhari.
In a recent interview with Sunday Sun, the man of God maintained that he would be the 16th president.
According to him, he has never had the ambition to become president, but a vision, which he says are two different things.
"A companion of ambition is anxiety, while a companion of vision is peace. If that is my destiny, you will see it happen," he explained.
On media reports about him saying he will be the next president after Buhari, Bakare responded: "Yes, I said so in the Church. I am a free citizen, my desire can be expressed and anyone who is angry about that can express their own. I said he is number 15 and I will be number 16."
Speaking about the clamour for Igbo presidency, the cleric said though every citizen has the right to express his or her own political aspirations, it is who the cap fits that wears it.
He noted that a day will come when it will not matter the ethnic nationality, but it will be who can deliver.
Bakare said he has never been one to clamour for zoning or no zoning. He is more interested in the best candidate winning.
The pastor wished the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu well in his rumoured ambition to become president in 2023. He described Tinubu as a formidable politician who is entitled to everything that he plans to do.
"May God assemble the best of the North and the best of the South, the most competent and the fittest to be the ones that will run the affairs of our nation and not the dregs of society," he added.
Bakare said Buhari had done well in his five years as president. According to him, he cannot fix 16 years of wrong in 5 years.
He said: "I think he is doing his honest best. This thing did not start yesterday and it cannot be fixed overnight."
He applauded Buhari for trying to diversify the economy and his fight against corruption, which according to him is yielding result.
Some weeks back, Nigerians had hailed Pastor Bakare for donating his church to the Lagos state government as an isolation centre.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that after the cleric made the announcement via the church's Twitter page on Sunday, May 10, it generated reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
One of those who commended the cleric said the latter's Bible is different from what other pastors are using.
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