Pastor, Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church has said he will never call Bola Ahmed Tinubu his president.
Recall that the man of God participated in the All Progressives Congress presidential primary in June 2022, where nomination forms were sold for N100 million. He scored zore in the election that saw Tinubu emerged as APC’s Presidential candidate.
Pastor Tunde stated this during a webinar titled Building the New Nigeria: The Role of the Diaspora’ organised by the PTB4Nigeria. He said the 2023 elections were filled with malpractices adding that the INEC made a mess of the electioneering process.
When asked if he would be happy to work for the new government as a Minister of Diaspora Engagements, he laughed and said; “Last Wednesday, I was at the Glass House where he (Buhari) has been restricted now because the main house is being renovated. I said I have done that for you. I want you to know that, because of the circumstances of your flying into power on the wings of integrity and incorruptibility, but you’re now passing onto someone who does not have that value. any public lecture anywhere, before this mess is cleared off, I will address Asiwaju (Tinubu) as a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but I will never call him my president.”
Answering the question, he said if he was called to be a minister under the incoming government, “but I am not desperate to be a minister, not at all. I was offered before but I turned it down. My life is not just to take photographs with the president and shake hands. But we will do if it will benefit even one citizen.”
Speaking on the election he lost, Tunde Bakare said, “I participated in the primary, and there were hundreds (of persons) who participated only by stepping down, so there is no shame in what we have done. We spoke truth to power.
“I wasn’t there when they voted, I wasn’t there when they scored (me) zero, but we won that badge of zero and badge of honour.”