Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has insisted that he will become the next Nigeria President after President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term in 2023.
Bakare, on Monday, September 23, appeared in clips showing him giving a sermon and telling his congregation that he would succeed Buhari in 2023.
Clips of the sermon which was given in February 2018 was culled up late Sunday and has been gaining attention on social media.
Bakare, in the video, said God had prepared him for the nation’s top job for more than 30 years.
“I’ll probably be the first President preaching on Sunday. Some are saying supposing it does not work; that is your opinion; when it works, I’ll invite you to the table. You think at this age I will deny things I said.
It was mischief makers that took it from one year, seven months and then there was a publication in Tribune on Saturday and they circulated the thing on Sunday; even baba, Kabiesi Awujale said, ‘Ah, ah, the great pastor, you made this declaration and I don’t know anything about it?’ and I said, ‘Baba, it’s not true’ But you said this on Sunday in your church!’ and I said, ‘Sunday, when?’”
Speaking further, the clergyman said the number 16 was significant for him, recalling that the staircase in his father’s house has 16 flights and a book he wrote in 1993 has 16 chapters.
“You think this is an overnight thing? Go to my father’s house and count all the steps; in that house there are 16 steps. And I say it to those who care to listen; when that time comes, get ready, I will reach my goal. I meant everything I said. It was deliberately so,” he said