- Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, said he would consider accepting a ministerial appointment from Tinubu's administration
- However, the cleric mentioned that there would be conditions attached to his acceptance, emphasizing that he is not desperate for a ministerial position
- Recall that Bakare who contested for the APC presidential ticket had said he would never call Tinubu "my president"
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, has said he would consider it if the incoming administration of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, offers him a ministerial appointment.
The cleric said this in reaction to a question asked him during a webinar on Saturday, May 27, The Punch reported.
Pastor Bakare said if he was called to be a minister under the incoming government, there would be conditions to it.
"But I am not desperate to be a minister, not at all. I was offered before but I turned it down. My life is not just to take photographs with the president and shake hands.
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“But we will do if it will benefit even one citizen," The Punch quoted him as saying.
Tinubu will, on Monday, May 29, be sworn in as the President of the country.
Pastor Tunde Bakare says he will never call Tinubu "my president"
Meanwhile, Pastor Bakare also said he would never call the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, his president.
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Speaking further, Bakare said the 2023 elections were below acceptable standards.
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In a related development, Legit.ng earlier reported that Obidike Chukwuebuka, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), advised Pastor Bakare to retract a previous statement he made about Tinubu.
Bakare had spoken against Tinubu's presidential bid in his state-of-the-nation address on Sunday, January 15.
The cleric warned against the politics of entitlement, describing it as bad. He also made reference to the Yoruba word, ‘Emi lokan”, meaning it is my turn.