By Dapo Akinrefon with Agency Reports

lagos—SERVING Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor  Tunde Bakare, has said that God told him to run for the office of the President.

The cleric, who was the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the 2011 presidential election said this during the New Year service at his church.

Addressing members of his congregation that God told him not to abandon his political career, Bakare said God did not reveal to him when the appointed time to run for the presidency would be.

Pastor Bakare

Bakare, who is also convener of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, said: “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.

“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.”

While he explained that the revelation might prove difficult to actualise, he insisted that he was unfazed by the challenge, because once God has spoken, it was left for God to make it come to pass.

He said: “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.”

In his New Year prophecy, he said that many political bigwigs in the country will fall “at the feet of women in 2018.”

Going down memory lane, he said: “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.”

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