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.
“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.