“We must rebuild the broken walls of federalism” – Bakare joins the presidential race

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly, has declared his intention to run for president in the 2023 election.

He revealed his intention on Saturday during a Zoom event organized by the PTB4-Nigeria movement.

The event was organized to unveil “Project 16” to Nigerians in the Diaspora.

In his address, Bakare said his ambition is based on a first-hand understanding of the challenges facing the average Nigerian.

While noting that his tenure will be based on peace, progress and opportunity for prosperity, he added that ‘Project 16’ is centered on his interest in becoming the 16th leader of Nigeria since the country gained independence in 1960.

“In the context of the current state of the nation, we need a leader who can reconcile historical and current differences, reintegrate the different ethnic and religious components into a real nation and rebuild the broken walls of federalism while by maximizing diversity, economic geo-economic potential,” he said.

“Project 16 is not just about me. It’s not just about any man’s presidential ambition. In any case, I have no self-generated ambition. What I have is a vision of a new Nigeria that has been born within me since childhood and an honest aspiration to serve as the 16th President of my beloved nation, Nigeria.

“Like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, my childhood, upbringing and life journey took place in diverse settings. I understand that part of God’s purpose for Nigeria is the actualization of the idea that Muslims and Christians, north and south, can come together as one great nation under God.

“Bringing the new Nigeria into being is the mission of the 16th administration. The new Nigeria is a nation where no one goes to bed hungry and no child is excluded from school without access to quality education; where our homes, schools, streets, highways and villages are safe and secure and where Nigerians can work, play or travel with peace of mind and sleep with peace of mind.

“[It’s] a Nigeria where our hospitals are life-saving institutions and where every Nigerian has access to quality health care; where no young people are unemployed and our young men and women create jobs; where businesses thrive on innovation and “made in Nigeria” can compete anywhere in the global marketplace; where homes and businesses have access to clean, uninterrupted power and where ideas are facilitated by functional infrastructure and cutting-edge technology.

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