I’m a Founding Member: Pastor Tunde Bakare to Contest for 2023 Presidency Under APC
- The battle for the APC's presidential ticket is getting tougher as Pastor Tunde Bakare announces plan to contest on the platform of the ruling party
- Bakare declared his interest at the ‘Unveiling Project 16 to Nigerians in diaspora’ which was held virtually on Saturday, April 9
- The founder of Citadel Global Community Church officially joined the race saying he is the best person to lead the nation from 2023
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Pastor Tunde Bakare claims that he is one of the founders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that he has never been part of any other political party, The Guardian reported.
The serving overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly, declared his intention to contest the presidency in 2023 on the platform of the APC.
Bakare disclosed his intention during a Zoom event organised by the PTB4-Nigeria movement on Saturday evening, April 9.
According to him, he moved the motion for the merger between Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) back in February 2013.
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The man of God explained that the merger of the three parties resulted in the emergence of the APC
Bakare said his ambition is based on a first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by the average citizen.
Nigerians will be proud - Tunde Bakare
In another report by The Punch, Bakare said Nigerians will be proud to identify with their country irrespective of location if he is elected as president.
Speaking on his plans, the cleric promised that the “New Nigeria” dream would be made a reality by his administration
He added that the current challenges facing the country remain an opportunity for the right individuals to take the mantle of leadership.
2023: Pastor Tunde Bakare Finally Declares Presidential Ambition, Sends Strong Message
Recall that the founder of Citadel Global Community Church positioned himself as the best person to lead the nation from 2023.
Bakare made the disclosure in a speech while signalling his interest to run for president in 2023.
According to him, Nigerians need a leader who can reconcile grievous historical and current differences following the prevailing state of the nation.
2023: Pastor Tunde Bakare now APC member? Cleric spotted with Tinubu at convention
Meanwhile, the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came and went with a lot of surprises indeed.
One of the persons whose presence at Eagle Square on Saturday, March 26, came as a surprise was the lead pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church.
Bakare was spotted holding hands with Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the convention in Abuja.