Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Lagos, Nigeria said that he will never address Ahmed Tinubu as “my president.”
Bakare made the statement while speaking during a session on the dialogue programme titled ‘Building the New Nigeria: The Role of the Diaspora’ initiated by the PTB4Nigeria In Diaspora Group
His words: 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.”
Bakare also said, “Last Wednesday, I was at the Glass House where he (President 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.
“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,” he said, adding that this was because some defeats were more triumphant than victories.
Speaking of being a minister in the new administration, Bakare said, “I am not desperate to be a minister, not at all. I was offered before but I turned it down.”