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Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Johnnyessence(m): 7:17pm On Oct 07
The Convener of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare on Sunday congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.

According to Bakare, Atiku’s victory would make the 2019 election keen and interesting.

Bakare, Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, spoke to newsmen in Ikeja after making a speech on Nigeria’s 58th Independence in his church.

Atiku, a former Vice-President, was declared winner at his party’s convention in Port-Harcourt early Sunday.

He polled 1,532 votes to defeat his closest rival, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State (693 votes) and Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, among others at the convention that started on Saturday.



Bakare said the emergence of Atiku was a welcome development as it meant that the battle for the presidency would be a tough contest between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The SNG convener said both the president, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Abubakar were equal match and it was Nigerians who would decide between the two.

“I congratulate him (Abubakar), he makes the issue in 2019 more robust.

“It is not going to be an eaglet versus an eagle but an eagle versus eagle: an old eagle versus new eagle and probably both of them old eagles.

“I wish president Muhammadu Buhari the best in 2019.

“He has the power of incumbency and he will do his best to win the election, but Atiku is not going to take No for an answer when the two forces collide in the election,” he said.

Bakare said Abubakar, just like Buhari, had the experience, the exposure and the acceptance expected of the country’s president.

He, however, pointed out that having those qualities alone would not translate into the victory for him, as the electorate would decide the parameters on which to elect the next president.

“I can’t say Atiku will win or lose. You see, I am not advocating for him. Among all the aspirants who contested the PDP’s ticket with him, he is perhaps the most cosmopolitan,he is a Wazobia man.

“He was Vice-President for eight years, and he inherited something from late Yaradua that he had held on to so effectively.



“He has been a businessman with a business acumen and he has the exposure.

“But you see, that is not what qualifies you to win. A lot comes into play, so again, I can not say whether he will win or lose,” he said.

Bakare said for the PDP to win the 2019 elections, they would need to demonstrate to the electorate that they were a regenerated party and “show repentance for the years of the locust they engineered”.

He added that the opposition party had to convince Nigerians that they would not return to corruption, which he said was the way of life during its rule, to win the confidence of the electorate.

On the chances of APC, Bakare said though the government was trying its best, there was the need for them to do much more to win the next election.

He said the country was facing a lot of challenges which the government needed to offer solutions to, in order to fast track pace of development.

The cleric said that performance and policies, and not necessarily incumbency factor, would guarantee victory for the APC in 2019.

The SNG Convener said his comments about the Buhari’s administration from the beginning, should not be interpreted to mean he was attacking the government, but he was just raising issues needing attention.

“I didn’t take any swipe at the administration of President Buhari.

“What I have always said is that despite the acclaimed progress in the country, Nigerians are not feeling the impact in their homes.

“That does not mean the government is not working. Look at the groanings of the people, the government still has to do a lot more before the 2019 elections.

“They have to work harder to assure Nigerians that they are really up to the task of listening to their yearnings and aspirations.

“The purpose of government is the welfare and security of people.Take that from the equation, then governance means nothing,” he said.

He said the emergence of many political parties was good for democracy and freedom.

Bakare, however, said many of the parties were pretenders and they would need to “rise above the cacophony of noise” they were making to make impact in the elections.

The SNG Convener said he had a presidential ambition but would not contest against President Buhari.

Bakare, who did not say the year he would contest, however, said he would be the one to succeed the president.

In his speech on the Independence titled “The Road to 2019: Quo Basis Nigeria’, Bakare said Nigeria had the potential to be great with the right leadership and positive attitude of followers.

He said 2019 presented another opportunity for citizens to realise the destiny of the country by participating in the process and voting right.

Bakare urged citizens to vote according to their conscience and elect leaders that mean well for the country. (NAN)


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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by justmenoni: 7:47pm On Oct 07
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by nzeobi(m): 8:08pm On Oct 07
atiku's experience as an entrepreneur will impact positively on Nigeria unlike buhari who publicly announced that he doesn't know how to make money.
controversial trump has performed as USA president not because of integrity or self righteousness but his ability and competence.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Gboy101: 8:20pm On Oct 07
and buhari don't know how to make money. he better give way for the next president

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by magoo10(m): 8:24pm On Oct 07
atiku is a wazobia meaning he mingles with every corner of the country
meanwhile buhari is nepostic ,sadistic and empty

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Omeokachie: 8:34pm On Oct 07
Atikulate

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Johnnyessence(m): 8:41pm On Oct 07
magoo10:
atiku is a wazobia meaning he mingles with every corner of the country
meanwhile buhari is nepostic ,sadistic and empty
very true , you are on point here.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Jirate(m): 8:41pm On Oct 07
magoo10:
atiku is a wazobia meaning he mingles with every corner of the country
meanwhile buhari is nepostic ,sadistic and empty

Come 2019, Buhari Will Hear From Us......, 5% Indeed. cool

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Jirate(m): 8:43pm On Oct 07
Omeokachie:
Atikulate

Atiku All The Way......

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by magoo10(m): 8:51pm On Oct 07
Jirate:


Come 2019, Buhari Will Hear From The Us......, 5% Indeed. cool
he will beg for 5% vote he will not see

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Hofbrauhaus: 8:58pm On Oct 07
Atikuukukukukukuku...Why do I feel like giving out 1million? I too love Atiku.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Johnnyessence(m): 9:10pm On Oct 07
Somto Onachukwu on Twitter:"“Atiku cannot enter the US”
Those that entered, what did they bring back?
Is it not better to stay at home and #GetNigeriaWorkingAgain , than to go outside and disgrace yourself to the extent that another president referred to you as “Lifeless”?

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by OlaAshawo: 9:15pm On Oct 07
yerobas will shock terrorist Buhari next year

cilicmarin kedu ije cheesy

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by PresidentAtiku: 9:19pm On Oct 07
Slowly but surely

President Atiku 2019 insha Allah

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by KOLLYPROF(m): 9:43pm On Oct 07
Bakare again
Is this man still expecting VP

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by jamejanev: 10:13pm On Oct 07
magoo10:
atiku is a wazobia meaning he mingles with every corner of the country
meanwhile buhari is nepostic ,sadistic and empty
Atiku is universal and unique. He knows politics and has a good heart. He has business acumen. He is not tribalistic. He is not religiously biased. He is dynamic with good exposures. To me, Atiku is the answer for Nigeria presently.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Nemesis001: 10:20pm On Oct 07
Atiku is detribalized unlike the lifeless fossil.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:26pm On Oct 07
ATIKU the man of the people!

PDP - Party for D People

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by emeijeh(m): 10:29pm On Oct 07
Another 160m saga loading, but Atiku is bigger than borrowing.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Built2last: 10:29pm On Oct 07
Okay na
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by GrammarNazi1(m): 10:29pm On Oct 07
nzeobi:
atikus experience as an entrepreneur will impact positively on Nigeria.
Atiku's...

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Johnnyessence(m): 10:30pm On Oct 07
Nemesis001:
Atiku is detribalized unlike the lifeless fossil.
buhari is a lifeless fossil, waooo you say it all. i guess you are a geologist.

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Nwaohafia1(f): 10:31pm On Oct 07
Ok
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by ZACHIE: 10:31pm On Oct 07
Did he have to talk now? Didn't wisdom tell him to stay aloof and wait?
This comment wouldn't matter if it was never made.
Now that it is needlessly made, we will all collectively scrutinize the merits and the follies of it.
This weighs high on the side of folly
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by GentleMoney: 10:31pm On Oct 07
Soliciting for VP?...
Hmmm..

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by beewhy009(m): 10:31pm On Oct 07
Is Atiku the messiah or we wait for another?
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Pabloosas(m): 10:34pm On Oct 07
Hofbrauhaus:
Atikuukukukukukuku...Why do I feel like giving out 1million? I too love Atiku.
Oya now
Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by ednut1(m): 10:34pm On Oct 07
cheesy

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Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare Congratulates Atiku For Winning PDP Presidential Ticket by Newbiee: 10:35pm On Oct 07
VP ticket? Is reserved for Duke.

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