Pentecostal pastor and a former running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2011 general elections Pastor Tunde Bakare believes he will become the president of Nigeria someday.
Pastor Bakare told the congregation at his Latter Rain Assembly Church in Lagos on Sunday that he was created to fulfil the purpose, although it might not be through an election.
He highlighted cases in which leaders emerged in in the Bible without having to go to the polls, as well as similar historical incidents in the world.
“I came to the world to lead Nigeria into her prophetic destiny,” said the clergyman. “It will happen in due course in God’s way and in God’s time.”
“Some may ask, how then can it happen if not by elections? My simple response is that there are biblical precedents, including the stories of Joseph, David, Nehemiah, and Daniel.
“There are also historical precedents in the case of George Washington whose unanimous election was merely an endorsement,” he added.
On the state of the nation, Bakare said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed to deliver on its major campaign promises.
He was worried about the recent killing of innocent people in Benue State and some other parts of the country, saying the attacks have demonstrated that the country needed to renegotiate its union.
The clergyman, who is a former running mate to the President in the 2011 general elections, said government is lagging in the area of security which he said was meant to be the major area of strength.
He also faulted the anti-corruption campaign of President Buhari’s administration, adding that the population of unemployed Nigerians has increased.
“The ineffectiveness of the anti-corruption war is seen in the lots of crucial corruption cases,” he said.
“For instance, in April 2017, the Federal Government lost four high-profile corruption cases in 96 hours. Between 2015 and 2017, the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from about six million to almost 16 million people.”