FORMER vice-presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has declared that God told him to run for the Presidency.
Speaking on Monday during the New Year watch night service at the Latter Rain Assembly in the Ogba area of Lagos, he was quick to add that God had not told him the “appointed time” when he should run for the presidency.
The Serving Overseer of the Church stated that he was unfazed by the daunting task that his aspiration might pose, expressing confidence that once the Lord had spoken, it was left for God to perform it.
Giving a rundown of the 12 major things God “revealed” to him would happen in 2018, he 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 4am 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.
“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.