Senior Pastor, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly), Pastor Tunde Bakare has vowed to turned Nigeria around if elected as President in 2023.
Recall that on Saturday, Bakare officially declared his readiness to run for the 2023 Presidential election at the virtual meeting with a theme: ‘The Portrait of a New Nigeria, organised by PTB4Nigeria in Diaspora Group.
Bakare declared presidential aspiration shortly after the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi made his own declaration at a special thanksgiving service in Port Harcourt.
At the virtual meeting yesterday, Bakare declared to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying he “has been part of the party since its establishment.”
Bakare acknowledged that his manifesto “is under going fine tuning before unveiling to the public,” explaining how to tackle the various challenges the country is facing currently.
“I cannot go into the details of my manifesto. But by God’s grace, we have produced one. We are fine tuning it before it will be released to the public,” the radical pastor explained.
Speaking on insecurity, Bakare said armed attacks and kidnapping “will wane if people are engaged in productive activities. Let me say it to you that idle man’s brain is devil’s workshop.”
According to him, “Vast majority of our people that are jobless are easily recruited by those plaguing our nation with kidnapping and all kinds of terrorism. If we are able to get them engaged, employed and settled in their own environment to become productive, you will soon see that those attacks would wane.
“If we build a strong and formidable military that is strong and well trained, that will be able to tackle external aggression as well as join our police to tackle internal rebellion.
“We will be able to stem the tide of this plague of terrorism, kidnapping and all kinds of producing profit of crime whose means of livelihood has been cut off and who are ready to die.
“But we need to do reorientation and provide special benefits that will calm them down and get them engaged,” Bakare explained.