Ezekwesili is best alternative to Buhari, Atiku – Bakare

Tunde Bakare

Former running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Tunde Bakare, has described the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, as the best alternative to Mr Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, who are the foremost contenders in the February 16 presidential election.

The overseer of Latter Rain Assembly said this in his state of the nation address delivered on Sunday in his church in Ogba, Lagos.

The cleric said that among the new crop of presidential candidates seeking to upset the status quo, Mrs Ezekwesili has unmatched attributes needed to salvage Nigeria.

In the address, titled, ‘The prophetic portrait of Nigeria in her latter days,’ Mr Bakare observed that things were so bad in the country that no one, including soldiers, would be willing to lay down their lives for the country.

This, he said, might be the reason why the military was having a hard time in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, apart from being poorly equipped for the fight.

He spoke on the need to elect servant leaders and restructure the country.

“…However, of the new breed seeking to disrupt the political space, none gives me as much hope for the near future as does my sister, Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria,” Bakare said.

The cleric added, “I salute her for jumping into the fray despite her seemingly limited chances and as I have said to her in times past, come what may, one day, and that day will come soon, we will fix this nation. One thing is very clear in my mind: with her candidacy, no Nigerian can reasonably say after the election that there was no credible alternative to the status quo in 2019.”