The founder of Lagos-based church, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, said at his church’s New year service on Monday, that God has told him to run for the presidency of Nigeria.
Bakare was vice presidential candidate to Muhammadu Buhari under the Congress for Progressive change (CPC) in the 2011 general elections which was won by Goodluck Jonathan. He endorsed Buhari once again in 2015.
The cleric spoke about his purported instruction by God to run for the presidency while giving 12 revelations for 2017.
“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.”
He did not state however when the appointed time will be.
Acknowledging that mounting a run for the presidency will be a tough challenge, he however said he was not worried about it.
“Joseph (in the Bible) did not contest an election; yet, he became the prime minister of Egypt. Why must I worry myself about where to get the resources for the task? Your own duty in this assignment is to pray along with me. When it is the appointed time, He (God) will do it. When He tells me the time, you will hear about it,” he stated.
Mr Bakare also prophesied that many political bigwigs in the country will fall “at the feet of women in 2018.”
Without mentioning names, the Pentecostal cleric said some of the most powerful politicians in the country would be replaced.
“In 1998, I told you that I saw your president dying between two women. Did it happen? I’m telling you again: some of these political juggernauts will fall at the feet of women and you will see it happen,” he said.
He added that women would break barriers in 2018 in many fields of human endeavours both in Nigeria and globally.