The serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Monday, May 9, formally declared his intention to contest Nigeria's presidential seat in the 2023 election.
Tribune reports that Bakare, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made his declaration at the Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre in Abuja.
At the event which was an elaborate one, Bakare, a running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in the 2011 election assured Nigerians of his commitment to service.
Channels Television reports that the controversial clergy also promised citizens a well-governed nation that will guarantee the security of every Nigerian.
In addition, Bakare said if elected president, his administration would ensure a nation of socio-economic equality, devoid of ethno-religious crisis.
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“I offer myself as a bridge between today’s Nigeria and the one that’s possible.”
Prominent Pastor, Tunde Bakare joins presidential race, obtains N100m APC nomination form
Political critic and author, Pastor Tunde Bakare will on Monday, May 9 in Abuja make his official declaration to join the presidential race.
Running under the umbrella of the ruling party APC, Bakare has already obtained the N100million presidential nomination forms.
I am a founding member of APC - Pastor Tunde Bakare
Meanwhile, Pastor Tunde Bakare had claimed 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 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.
2023: I will succeed Buhari - Pastor Tunde Bakare
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.