The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, must have endeared herself to the heart of the serving overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

Bakare described Ezekwesili, as the best alternative to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, who are the foremost contenders in the February 16 presidential election.

According to the cleric, among the new crop of presidential candidates seeking to upset the status quo, Ezekwesili has unmatched attributes needed to salvage Nigeria.

This was contained in Bakare’s state of the nation address delivered during the Sunday service in his church in the Ogba area of Lagos.

In the address, titled, ‘The prophetic portrait of Nigeria in her latter days,’ Bakare observed that things were so bad in the country that no one, including soldiers, would be willing to lay down their lives for the country.

This, he observed, might be the reason why the military was having a hard time in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, apart from being poorly equipped for the fight.

He spoke on the need to elect servant leaders and restructure the country.

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"Of the new breed seeking to disrupt the political space, none gives me as much hope for the near future as does my sister, Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria.”

Bakare identified attributes which, he said, placed Ezekwesili ahead of others as “her brilliance, experience, sacrificial service to our nation, antecedents at championing and executing pro-people and pro-good governance reforms, compassionate yet dogged belief in the Nigerian potential, and her faith in the God-ordained plan for Nigeria.”

The cleric added, “I salute her for jumping into the fray despite her seemingly limited chances and as I have said to her in times past, come what may, one day, and that day will come soon, we will fix this nation. 

"One thing is very clear in my mind: with her candidacy, no Nigerian can reasonably say after the election that there was no credible alternative to the status quo in 2019.”

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