The head pastor and founder of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly called The Latter Rain Assembly), Pastor Tunde Bakare has stated that there’s no problem with a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Bakare who is of the APC fold and who got zero votes in the presidential primary elections of his own party, said Nigerian Christians have been wrong taught for too long.
He added that ahead of the 2023 elections, Nigerians should put aside ethnicity and religious affiliation and approach the Muslim-Muslim ticket with civility and with the central goal to revive Nigeria.
Bakare who once claimed he would be the one to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as president, said, “As standard-bearers of the message of the New Nigeria, we dream of a nation in which every Nigerian will be judged, not by their ethnicity, political leaning, regional affiliation or religious persuasion, but by the content of their character, as Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. once proclaimed in respect of his nation, the United States of America.
“We dream of a Nigeria where there will no longer be indigene or settler but only a Nigerian citizen. We dream of a Nigeria where state of residence will replace state of origin in our official forms and where zoning or Federal Character will become archival aspects of our journey into political maturity.
“We dream of a Nigeria in which every woman as well as every man will be able to aspire to any political office at any time without playing the ethnic card and without recourse to ‘it’s our turn’ or ‘it’s their turn.’”
Bakare who claimed to be a bridge builder added that, “We choose to do this because we believe that building the New Nigeria is the calling upon every Nigerian worthy of the name.”