2023: Tunde Bakare officially declares, reveals 4-point agenda

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Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has revealed the four cardinal areas he will focus on if elected president in 2023.

He made the revelation while officially declaring his presidential ambition at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on Monday.

Bakare, who is seeking the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential ticket, said his mandate would be focused on Peace, Progress, Prosperity, and Possibilities.

“Today, I am offering myself to close the distance between the Nigerian reality and every Nigerian dream; to unlock the power of public policy to accelerate transformation; to infuse our young people with a surge of hope for what is possible; to roll my sleeves up and work to solve Nigeria’s most intractable problems; to build a cutting-edge nation at the forefront of innovation; to create a new dynamic of belonging in which everyone has a seat and a say; I am committed to the realisation of A New Nigeria for Every Nigerian in my lifetime.

“This is why I am formally announcing that I am running for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 elections,” he said.

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Bakare, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2011, promised to alleviate the pains of Nigerians.

“I stand here before you today mindful of the realities, but hopeful enough to offer myself as a bridge; a bridge connecting the dreams of our founding patriots to the highway of every Nigerian dream; the ones deferred and the ones you still wake up to each morning; a bridge between today’s Nigeria and the one you know is possible. I stand here today to acknowledge that the realisation of my dreams was facilitated by Nigeria,” the cleric said.

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