- Pastor Tunde Bakare is ready to run for Nigeria's most covetous pubic office
- Bakare was the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election
- According to the cleric, he has the right to run for any elective office
- The pastor has called on right-thinking patriots to join hands with him to fix the country
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the general overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly has announced his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.
Bakare who was the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 election on Monday, November 2, declared his readiness to run for office during his appearance on Arise Television's morning show.
The cleric noted that as a Nigerian citizen, he has a fundamental right to run for any elective office under democracy if he wants to and the next presidential election will not be an exception.
“But it's all left for my country to say we want you because I cannot impose myself on them. I challenge right-thinking patriots to rise and let us join hand to fix our country. If God designs it that I will be the 16th president, in 2023, I’m ready.
I’m prepared. I have no word to impress anybody. All I have is quality service and God who took David from the sheepfold to shepperd the Nation of Israel Has trained me for over 30 years to be able to add my value to this country.”
Bakare's declaration is coming amid calls made by various groups that the next president should be from the southeastern part of the country.
While charging Buhari to work hard on his legacy that would outlive him, Bakare went on to note that the Nigerian president still has enough time to rewrite his name on the sand of time.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the next presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
Speaking on Thursday, October 15, the electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while addressing pressmen during a media briefing in Abuja.
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