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2023: Why Igbo won’t be able to produce Nigeria’s next president- Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, on Tuesday, January 2, has said the South-East does not have the numbers yet, to produce a Nigeria President of Igbo extraction.

Bakare stated this on Tuesday night, during an Instagram Live session with media mogul, Dele Momodu.

According to the outspoken cleric, the Igbo would need a ‘handshake’ between the North and South, because of the way the country is structured.

“The Igbos are my brothers and sisters, God bless them, I love them and I care about them. They should also come to mainstream politics because APGA as a party cannot win a presidential election in Nigeria.

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“Yes, every citizen of this country can aspire to that position regardless of ethnic personality and I will be too glad to see an Igbo president. But let us always remember that democracy is a ruthless game of numbers and if you don’t have the numbers you cannot continue to shout marginalisation.

“You should join mainstream politics and find a way of reaching out to others to form some kind of alliance or merger that will produce a victory at the poll,” Bakare said.

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