Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said God has told him not to end his political career as he had earlier contemplated.
Specifically, Bakare, 63, who contested as the vice-presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, said God told him to run for the Presidency.
The cleric spoke in the early hours of Monday during the watch night service at the Latter Rain Assembly in the Ogba area of Lagos.
Giving a rundown of the 12 major things he said God had revealed to him would happen in 2018, Bakare explained that God had not told 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.
“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,” the pastor added.
Bakare declared 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, adding that ‘some political juggernauts will fall at the feet of women this year’
The former RCCG pastor 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 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,”
“I heard the Lord say to me, politics is not over for you, there is still one thing left for you to do; run for president,” Bakare told the church.
“And He said to me, I will work it out myself. I will make it happen in due course. Please trust me, I lie not in the Holy Ghost. This is not easy for me to share with you. I shared this with you, so that you can pray along with me,” he added.
The revered preacher said God has not told him the exact time, adding that the Lord said “I will make it happen in due course”.
Bakare was born November 11, 1954 in Ogun state, southwest, Nigeria. Two year after his birth, he lost his father and was primarily raised by his mother, Abigail Eebudola Bakare, who clocked 108 in 2016.
He attended Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta, before moving on to University of Lagos, to study law, at a time Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was studying the same course at the same school.
According to Bakare, he had a vision of Obafemi Awolowo, premiere of the western region, in his very early years, which highlighted his assignment as a preacher and a voice in Nigeria.