Naija News Understands that Bakare announced his ambition during an interview on Saturday in Lagos shortly after casting his vote at the Opebi Grammar School polling unit.
“I am going to throw my hand into the fray. I am just waiting for President Buhari to finish his tenure.“We cannot continue this way because we have something to offer this country, and we will by the grace of God,’’ he said.
Mr Bakare, who said he was desirous of making Nigeria one of the greatest countries, said he looked forward to a future where every Nigerian vote would count.
"God told me to contest for president in 2023." – The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare
— BLESSING EDEH (@BLESSINGEDEH17) March 9, 2019
The pastor who was the vice-presidential candidate with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential elections, said he would continue to pray for the day when every Nigerian would come out and make their votes count.
Also, he said in an interview published last January 3 at Calgary, Canada, predicted he would succeed Buhari as Nigeria’s 16th president or head of state.
I do hope this time around, Pastor Tunde Bakare won't come to Aso Rock Villa on account of anything.
He has so much played the ignoble role of a spoiler for Pres. @MBuhari.
— Moses Jiyah Dangana (@musajiyadangana) March 9, 2019