Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly is about to lock horns with other politicians for presidential race at God’s appointed time. Bakare, who was a Vice Presidential candidate to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, said he had been directed by God to contest.
He said God has told him not to finish his political career as he had earlier contemplated. Bakare, in 2011 contested because the vice-presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive change (CPC).
He said God told him to run for the Presidency.
The Lagos-based clergyman spoke in the early hours of Monday during the watch night service at the Latter Rain Assembly in the Ogba area of Lagos. Contesting the presidential election of one of the 12 things God disclosed would happen in 2018, he said.
Bakare explained that God had not told him once the “appointed time” to run for the presidency would be. “This twelfth one could be a tough one for me. it may draw excitement or condemnation. I have tried my best to stay it (to myself) however the Holy Spirit won’t permit me to do so.”
“In my study around 4 am on Sunday morning, God told me ‘you cannot bring your political career to a close; there’s still more to do. run for the Presidency. i will be able to do it at the appointed time,” the pastor added .
Bakare declared that he was unfazed by the intimidating task that his aspiration might cause, expressing confidence that when the Lord had spoken, it had been left for God to perform it.
“Joseph (in the Bible) didn’t contest an election; however, he became the prime minister of Egypt. Why must I worry myself about where to get the resources for the task? Your own duty during this assignment is to pray at the side of me. once it’s the appointed time, He (God) can do it. once He tells me the time, you may hear regarding it,” he stated.
Bakare said that almost all “political juggernauts” in the country would fall “at the feet of women in 2018”.
“In 1998, I told you that I saw your President dying between two ladies. Did it happen? I’m telling you again: some of these political juggernauts can fall at the feet of women and you will see it happen,” he said.