Pastor Tunde Bakare, the presiding overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly Latter Rain Assembly, has finally congratulated the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential primary, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bakare, who participated in the primary and got zero vote, had failed to step down for Tinubu.
Addressing a press conference at his Church on Sunday, June 12, 2022, Bakare, who had in 2019 said God told him he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, said he wears his zero vote with confidence.
According to him, he remains fulfilled despite the zero votes because he did not compromise his values tailored towards a new Nigeria.
He said the emergence of Tinubu as the party’s candidate is a testament to his “significant contributions to course of the South West and his labour towards the formation and establishment of the APC.”
Bakare while saying he remains “audaciously confident” that a new Nigeria is possible prayed God to bless the country with a leader that is not in love with money but justice and a leader not in love with publicity but humanity.”
“I therefore send best wishes to him as he proceeds to the campaign train towards the 2023 general elections,” he said.
He commended his family and supporters across the country for standing solidly behind in the challenging moments of the primary.
Bakare, Tein Jack-Rich, a businessman; Ikeobasi Mokelu, a former minister; and Rochas Okorocha, an incumbent Senator, are the presidential aspirants who scored zero in the election.