- The call to have an Igbo president is a good thing according to Pastor Tunde Bakare
- However, he argued that southeast politicians must learn to form an alliance to realise their ambition
- This was disclosed during an Instagram Live session interview with the publisher of Ovation, Dele Momodu
As the quest to attain the highest position in the country gains more ground in the southeast region, a celebrated pastor has revealed why he would love to see it coming to reality.
The man of God, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who said he would love someone from Igbo extraction as president of Nigeria, argued that sadly in the country, democracy is a ruthless game of numbers.
He consequently urged south easterners to look for a way to form an alliance to realise the hope of having an Igbo president.
Bakare said this in an Instagram Live session interview with the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, Vanguard reports.
“Democracy is a ruthless game of number. For as long as we practice politics the way we do and majority will carry the vote, it will very difficult for anyone whether it’s in the north-central, northeast, south-south. If you don’t have the number, you cannot become president of Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Bakare gave his take on moves to regulate social media by the federal government.
The 66-year old preacher made his stance known on the issue in an interview with Daily Sun newspaper published on Saturday, November 14.
He said as much as social media is a free medium, freedom must come with boundaries.
Legit.ng had also reported that Bakare expressed confidence that he will one day be the president of Nigeria.
Bakare, who presides over the Latter Rain Assembly, a pentecostal church in Lagos state, ran for the position of vice president alongside the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, in the defunct Congress for Progressives Change, in 2011.
Asked if he is still interested in the number one position in the country, having mentioned it in the past, Bakare said he believes he will one day lead the nation, but he didn't say when exactly that would be.