A former All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Tunde Bakare, has said that he lost the party’s ticket at the primaries because he refused to compromise his values.
Mr Bakare spoke during Sunday’s service at the Citadel Global Community, the Ikeja, Lagos-based church that he founded.
He got zero votes at the party’s presidential primaries, which were held June 6 – 8th, at Eagle’s Square, Abuja.
A former governor of Lagos and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, beat all the other aspirants to the ticket, polling 1,217 delegate votes.
Former transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo polled 316 votes and 235 votes to finish second and third respectively.
Mr Bakare; former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha; former information minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; and the industrialist, Tein Jack-Rich, all got zero votes.
The aspirants paid N100 million each for the presidential ticket.
Standing before his congregation on Sunday, Mr Bakare received a deafening ovation.
He told them that he lost because “we didn’t compromise in the values that are integral to building a new Nigeria.
“We will wear our zero vote as a badge of zero tolerance…” he added.
Mr Bakare insisted, before the joyous congregation, that he would become the president on May 29, 2023.
His words attracted another round of applause from the congregation.
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