God Did Not Tell Me To Run For President In 2019 Election – Pastor Bakare

Tunde Bakare ©dailypost.ng

THE General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has clarified claims in some quarters quoting him to have said that God told him to run for the 2019 presidential election.

Bakare while addressing his congregation during the New Year- Eve service at the Latter Rain Assembly at the Ogba area of Lagos State was quoted to have said that God wanted him to run for the next year’s presidential poll despite his plan to quit politics for good.

He was the running mate of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, (CPC) in 2011.

The duo later lost the presidential election to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

His alleged declaration though not published by HEADLINE has however drawn criticism nationwide for “playing with the name of God” as an association puts it.

One of such association, HEADLINE recalls is the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who said the pastor should be stoned for cavorting with God’s name.

Making clarification to the statement credited to him, Bakare on Sunday through his twitter handle @T_Bakare said the declaration was not a presidential campaign announcement as God did not tell him to ‘run’ for president in the 2019 election.

He further described his alleged statement as an invitation to prayers sent out to his fellow labourers initiated in their corporate destiny as nation builders.

The pastor said every time the word -run” is used in a statement, the politician thinks of elections, while a statesman thinks of the next generation.

He also described himself as a nation builder propelled by the dream of a new Nigeria and hopefully to become a statesman someday.

Bakare said he was indeed running, but not for elections but for a race of destiny and the destination is certain.