APC Presidential Primaries: ‘I Will Not Step Down For Anyone’ – Tunde Bakare

Tunde Bakare has insisted that he will not step down for anybody at APC Presidential Primaries.

Newsone reports that one of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria’s ruling party, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has vowed to transform Nigeria if elected.

This online news platform understands that Tunde Bakare unlike other APC Presidential Aspirants did not step down for any aspirant, instead, he expressed confidence in becoming Nigeria’s next president.

Before his speech, Tunde Bakare called for one-minute silence for victims of the Owo terrorist attack. “I am not here to step down for anyone. I am here to step up as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

Newsone Nigeria reports that Tunde Bakare stated this at the ongoing special convention of the ruling party at Eagles Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

In his words: “I respect every aspirant here, including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“But I am not stepping down for anyone.

“I am here by the grace of God to step up and contest to become the 16th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the cleric said.

Tunde Bakare also said he would develop Nigeria like a genius.

Selected members of APC have gathered to vote on Tuesday in key primaries to choose a candidate for next year’s election to replace the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

More than 2,300 APC delegates will select a candidate to face 75-year-old Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party among others in the February 25 presidential ballot.

President Buhari, who is stepping down after the two terms he is allowed in the constitution, arrived at the Eagle Square convention centre early in the evening before voting was to start.

The Nigerian leader has spent days leading up to the convention in negotiations with the APC’s leaders seeking unity over a party candidate.

“The fate of the party depends on what we do here,” APC party chairman Abdullahi Adamu said, echoing Buhari’s call for unity in the ranks.