- Pastor Tunde Bakare is not joking about his dream of becoming Nigeria's president sooner or later
- The cleric said he has been nursing this ambition since he was a kid
- Bakare, however, made it clear that he has no pact with any Nigerian politician ahead of 2023 elections
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Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos has opened up on when he started nursing the big dream of becoming the president of Nigeria.
Bakare on Tuesday, February 2, revealed that he was still in secondary when he told his classmates in 1973 that he was convinced of taking over the office someday, Punch reports
Added to this, the outspoken pastor said as far back as in 1984, he made his intention known to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and that even before proposing to his wife in 1982, he told her of his ambition.
“In 1984, I mentioned it to Pastor Adeboye, he is still alive. Before I proposed to my wife in 1982, I said to her that one day I will be the president of Nigeria.
"It was something that I had seen as a little boy that I have something to offer my country and this country can be better than this and I will do my best to give it the best shot but it is not driven by inordinate ambition.”
However, the cleric mentioned that he is not in any way forcing his dream on anyone, adding that those who take their presidential ambition too seriously do not eventually achieve it, citing as his example President Buhari who attained the office just when he resigned to stop contesting elections.
Moreover, to set the record straight, Bakare denied claims that he has an agreement to work with Governor Nasir El-Rufai ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Meanwhile, Bakare had slammed President Buhari, saying he had disappointed Nigerians with his leadership style.
Speaking on Tuesday, February 2, the popular cleric said power had changed the president as he was no more the same Buhari he once served as running mate.