5th May, 2022
Pastor Tunde Bakare, Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church has purchased his N100 million Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest the 2023 presidential election in Abuja.
He joins the growing list of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressive Congress which holds its primaries on May 30, 2022.
Bakare is a Nigerian Prophetic-Apostolic pastor.
He was reportedly arrested in March 2002 after preaching sermons critical of then-president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Bakare was running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential elections under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
He was formerly a pastor at the Deeper Life Bible Church before he left to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God which he soon left to form his own.
Bakare was described by The Guardian as being one of the most politically influential pastors in Nigeria.
In September 2019, the clergyman said God told him he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.