According to the Citadel Global Community Church’s Serving Overseer, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the outcome of the 2023 elections proved that Nigerians are tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, the aftermath of the 2023 elections demonstrated a fatigue among Nigerians towards the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bakare stated that the APC has drifted from its fundamental values during a State of the Nation Broadcast titled “Vice, Virtue, and Time: Three Things That Never Stand Still.” He drew attention to his own engagement in the founding of the APC as a stakeholder and country builder, expressing displeasure in the party’s current situation.
Bakare highlighted the decline in the APC’s support base during the 2023 presidential election, compared to its performance in 2015 and 2019. He attributed the party’s retention of power partially to divisions within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the emergence of the Obidient movement of the Labour Party, which disrupted the traditional support base of the PDP. He pointed out that even the APC’s victory as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission is currently being legally contested.
The pastor-politician lamented that the APC has transformed into a platform for power-seeking politicians lacking in ideology, who switch parties opportunistically. He recalled the APC’s original commitment to progressivism, marked by substantial investments in education and healthcare, inclusivity, and social mobility. However, Bakare argued that the current economic challenges faced by many Nigerians stem from the government’s adoption of “anti-people policies.”