After months of leaving Nigerians in confusion over which of the political parties his allegiance belong to, controversial Pastor Tunde Bakare has finally pitched his tent towards the All Progressives Congress (APC) by picking the party’s N100 million nomination ticket on Thursday, May 5, 2022 despite series of controversial statements credited to the Cleric.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, who was at Buhari House in Abuja to pick his nomination form today (Thursday), had repeatedly said before now, that he doesn’t need to belong to any political party before he can be the 16th president of Nigeria, and that he is not running for any election because God has already elected him.
Besides this, at no point in his Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) Oregun, Lagos, did Pastor Bakare mince words about being the next president of the nation despite his non affiliation with any known political party then.
Does Bakare know before now, what many other Nigerian citizens, or fellow aspirants and politicians did not know about his presidential ambition?
Bakare, who also has never failed to declare his love for the ruling APC President Muhammadu Buhari despite the obvious shortcomings of Buhari’s administration, and the groans of Nigerians under him, is likewise very emphatic about God’s grace in ensuring that he (Bakare) becomes the next president of Nigeria come 2023.
To quote Pastor Bakare’s words: “I am not running for elections; we will run the elections. Why? Because God has already elected me.”
Bakare, who was the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 on the platform of Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), the party which later merged with other political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC), is therefore looking forward to the presidential primaries slated for May 31 to June 1 in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who has stepped aside to pursue his presidential aspiration, he has also handed over the leadership of his church to some of his trusted ministers who he has ordained for the purpose of running the affairs of the church.
And now as a presidential aspirant under APC, he (Bakare) has promised to announce his plans and programme of action to Nigerians on Monday May 9, 2022 at the Yar’Adua Center, Abuja by 11am.
Bakare, in company of his amiable wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Laide Bakare, together picked up the N100 million nomination form in Abuja.