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Why I will never call Tinubu ‘My President’ – Pastor Tunde Bakare Lament



Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has explained why he will never address President-elect, Bola Tinubu as “My President”.

Speaking during a webinar on Saturday, May 27, Pastor Bakare noted that the 2023 election was fraught with malpractices and below acceptable standards.

He also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission made a mess of the electioneering process, adding that Nigeria is now moving on from someone who has integrity and also incorruptible to someone who does not have that value.

Bakare 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.

“At 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.

“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.”

On if he would accept a nomination to become a Minister, Bakare said;

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“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.”

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