2023: Tunde Bakare declares for presidential election.

Pastor Tunde Bakare ,The serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare who was reportedly arrested in March 2002 after preaching sermons critical of  then-president Olusegun Obasanjo has joined 2023 race for Presidency, Bakare was the running mate of the Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 Nigerian presidential election under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

Pastor Tunde Bakare, has announced his intention to run during a virtual meeting unveiling ‘Project 16’ to Nigerians in diaspora, on Saturday April 9, 2022.

The meeting organised by the PTB4Nigeria in diaspora group was themed, ‘The portrait of a new Nigeria.’

‘Project 16’ is Bakare’s slogan as he embarks on the journey to become the 16th Nigerian president in history.

In his Address, the Pastor warned that ahead of the 2023 general elections, the North is being set against the South, while Muslims are set against Christians.

Against this backdrop, Bakare claimed he’s the best person to lead the country from 2023, as he remains a rallying point to restore order.

“Against the backdrop of the prevailing state of the nation, we need a leader who can reconcile grievous historical and current differences, reintegrate the various ethnic and religious constituent parts into true nationhood, and rebuild the broken walls of federalism while maximising Nigeria’s diverse geo-economic potential,” he said.

“This brings me to the brand, PTB. PTB is currently an acronym for Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare. The PTB brand is the rallying point for ‘Project 16.’

“Nevertheless, Project 16 is not just about me. It is not about the presidential ambition of any man. In any case, I do not have a self-generated ambition. What I do have is a vision of a New Nigeria that was birthed in me from childhood and an honest aspiration to serve as the sixteenth president of my beloved nation, Nigeria.”

Bakare was Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 presidential election under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).