Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), has said that he is still in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This comes after reports that the screening committee had asked some of the aspirants to withdraw from the primary as they were considered not to have the capacity to secure the presidential seat for the APC.
On Tuesday morning, the party’s state governors and National Working Committee after a meeting further recommended only five aspirants for the primary and advised the other contenders to step down.
The aspirants who got the approval to stay in the race are former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu; a former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
However Bakare told Premium Times on Tuesday afternoon that he is still in the race and he has not been asked to step down.
According to him: “I have not heard. There are several news flying around, I have to be told officially. I have not been told.
“I will confirm the structure when I get to the venue (venue of the convention). But I remain in the race. I have not stepped down.”
This article was originally published on Naija News