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General News of Tuesday, 10 May 2022


Tunde Bakare likens paying N100m for the APC nomination forms to Jesus coming to earth from heaven

Tunde Bakare picks up his presidential nomination forms Tunde Bakare picks up his presidential nomination forms

Tunde Bakare, the senior pastor and founder of Citadel Global Community Church says he joined the presidential race on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to make the party "formidable".

Bakare made this known in an interview with Channels TV after he had formally declared his interest to run and also picked up his presidential nomination form.

He stressed that he obtained the funds from his personal bank account while noting that paying the N100 million was a price to pay to obtain power.

According to him, the N100 million had to be paid as he likened the form purchase to obtaining a university degree.

“By the grace of God, we paid without having to borrow or beg. And it is not money thrown away; this is part of the investment in a party that needs resources actually to be a formidable party,” Mr Bakare reasoned. “Do I consider that fee or cost very cheap? Not at all. Not in the least. Just as everything in life that is highly valued comes with a price, that was the price the party fixed, and those who want to join will have to pay the same price.”

The APC presidential aspirant, a former ally and now critic of the current administration said his decision to run for president was based on his capability to make life comfortable for Nigerians.

Mr Bakare also compared the N100 million he paid to obtain the APC presidential nomination forms and political ambition with the biblical Jesus’ sacrifice.

“Look at the price Christ paid. He left the whole of heaven and the glory of heaven to come to the earth to pay a huge price to save mankind,” Mr Bakare sermonised. “To birth a new nation, to serve in a way that will raise standards and at the same time make life more comfortable for others, you will have to go through pain.”

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