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Oby Ezekwesili, Tunde Bakare to contest for president in 2019

Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili and the senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, are set to declare their interest to run for president come 2019.

Pastor Bakare disclosed this while speaking at an annual freedom rally tagged “This Is My Nigeria” that took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos today Monday October 1st.

“By the way, my sister Oby is stepping into politics now, she is going to contest for the office of the president, and I am waiting for October 7 to throw in my cap, so we can crash the entire system and begin to demand for a new Nigeria that we deserve,” Bakare said.
While Ezekwesili has not officially declared to run, she has been a strong critic of the Buhari-led government. Recently, she hinted on her twitter page that she is considering exploring the idea of joining the presidential race.

Pastor Bakare, who was President Buhari’s running mate in 2011, had previously announced in January 2018 that that God wants him to run despite his plan to quit politics for good.

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