I didn’t offer APC delegates money, Tunde Bakare says after zero votes

Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Church Pastor says he is happy with his performance at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary concluded on Wednesday.

Bakare scores zero votes at the primary which was won by former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu.

Reacting to the backlash that has accompanied his showing at the primary, the clergyman said in a statement that he was happy nonetheless that he passed the test of character.

He said: I am happy that I have passed the test of character by not paying any delegate.

“I passed the test of courage, by speaking the truth in the midst of wolves and the test of conviction by standing true to my beliefs. Those who will make a difference must be different.”

Bakare was not the only one who got zero votes. Others who did are Senator Rochas Okorocha, Ikeobasi Mokhelu and oil tycoon Tein Jack-Rich.

The cleric, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2011 under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), had said he was confident he would clinch the APC presidential ticket because he had God-factor and grace. He noted that he only reached out to APC delegates via SMS.