Bakare reveals ‘lifelong’ dream to become Nigeria’s President

Bakare reveals ‘lifelong’ dream to become Nigeria’s President

Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has revealed his ambition to become the President of Nigeria is a lifelong dream.

According to Bakare, he still has a quota to contribute to the development of the nation.

However, the cleric didn’t specify whether he would be running for president in the 2023 elections.

The cleric spoke on Tuesday night, February 2, in an Instagram Live Chat with the popular journalist, Dele Momodu.

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Bakare was the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election.

The duo, which ran under the banner of the Congress for Progressive Change, lost to former President Goodluck Jonathan and his deputy, Namadi Sambo of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The cleric said he has not given up on his presidential ambition.

He said, “In an ideal situation, every Nigerian is entitled to his or her dream and we must find a way of liberating that office that any Nigerian who desires to be in the office or to be the president of Nigeria should be at liberty to do so.

“I express my own desire but it is not any inordinate ambition; and it is not that I must kill and maim in order to get there. I have something to offer my country, God giving me the opportunity; and the people saying so, I desire to still contribute my meaningful quota to the development of my nation. It is a dream I have had as a little boy and it has never left me; but I am not pushing neither am I forcing myself on people.

“Remember something about the presidency in Nigeria, those who pursue it too hard hardly get it; those who put everything into it hardly get it; and those who are qualified like MKO, he won the election, they didn’t let him get it. Chief Obafemi Awolowo has been described as the best president Nigeria never had.”

Bakare also said he did not sign any agreement with Buhari; indicating that the latter would hand over power to him in 2023.

 

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