Head of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has announced that God has told him to run for the post of Nigerian president.
Pastor Tunde Bakare who is also a renowned social critic, made the announcement during the New Year service at his church.
According to Punch Newspaper, while giving a rundown of 12 revelations for the year, Mr. Bakare told his congregants that God told him not to abandon his political career. But God, however, did not reveal to him when the appointed time to run for the presidency would be.
“This twelfth one is a difficult one for me. It may draw excitement or condemnation. I have tried my best to keep it (to myself) but the Holy Spirit will not allow me to do so, he said.
“In my study around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, God told me ‘you cannot bring your political career to a close; there is still more to do. Run for the presidency. I will do it at the appointed time,” the pastor added.
The pastor, who was the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, further said he was aware the revelation might prove difficult to actualise. He, however, said he was unfazed by the challenge, because once God has spoken, it was left for God to make it come to pass.
Nigerians have reacted to the announcement by the senior pastor of Latter Rain Assembly.
@freshestgist who seems to be in support of the man of God’s decision said: “For heaven’s sake, why blast Pastor Bakare for airing his mind? He has every right to run for any political office”
@halafbi: “God just told me not to vote for “Tunde Bakare” come 2019. Since they can’t stop using God’s name to lie, we will feed them with the same piece of cake they made for us to eat …nonsense”
@UC_Wiz: “God has asked tunde bakare to run for president. God has told Mbaka that Dankwambo will be president….but for me, God has asked me to leave this country. And I will. Tunde run, Dankwambo run, Buhari run, while I run away”
@Segunvc: “God has been brought in again as countdown to the 2018 general elections begin in Nigeria. Fiery Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare has said that he has received God’s directive to contest for 2019 presidential election.”
@Ali_McHenri: “Pastor Tunde Bakare. If God said you should run for President…. No wahala!
If you go on to run for the office….. No wahala! If you win….. No wahala! But if you go there and behave like Bu… , Touch not my anointed’ won’t save you. We go drag you!”