Bakare mulls 2023 Presidency after meeting Buhari

Bakare mulls 2023 Presidency after meeting Buhari

A popular cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the founder of The Citadel Global Community Church, has dropped a hint that he would likely run for President in the 2023 general elections.

Bakare made this known after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa on Friday.

Specifically, the fiery cleric revealed that he would run for presidency if God and Nigerians accede. However, Bakare failed to make any additional revelations as to the details of his meeting with the President.

Addressing newsmen and State House correspondents at the end of his meeting with Buhari; the cleric disclosed that he had told the president of his future plans. However, he stated that this was a private conversation which he was not willing to divulge.

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Asked specifically if he would contest the 2023 Presidency, Bakare had gone philosophical; basing the decision on the will of God and that of Nigerians.

“I’m a nation builder. If God wants me to do that, and the people of Nigeria will appreciate that, why not? I’m as free as anybody to do anything. I have pastored a church for 33 years. Now, we raise new leaders. I want to focus on nation-building.

“I have already communicated clearly, my future plans to Mr. President, and it stays between us.”

1st News reports that Bakare was running mate to President Buhari in the 2011 general election. Both men ran unsuccessfully on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

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