I’ll still be Nigeria’s president, Tunde Bakare insists

Tunde Bakare

Days after scoring zero votes at the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, clergyman Tunde Bakare says he will still be Nigeria’s president in 2023.

Bakare spoke on Sunday at his Lagos-based Citadel Global Community church.

The preacher attracted a round of applause from the congregation over his comments.

He said he did not win the primary because he refused to “compromise in the values that are integral to building a new Nigeria.”

“We will wear our zero vote as a badge of zero tolerance,” he added.

Others who got zero votes at the primary held from June 6-8 at Eagle Square in Abuja include former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha; former information minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; and oil tycoon Tein Jack-Rich.

A former governor of Lagos and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, beat all the other aspirants to the ticket, polling 1,217 delegate votes.

Former transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo polled 316 votes and 235 votes to finish second and third respectively.