The Presiding Overseer, The Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) and Convener, Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that his New Year vision is not a campaign for 2019 Presidential elections.
Bakare had shared the visions he had concerning the activities of the New Year among which is “Politics is not over for you. There is still one thing left for you to do: Run for President, I will work it out Myself and make it happen in due course.” directed to him.
This particular vision had trailed various reactions from people asking if it means the pastor would be contesting for the next Presidential election in the country.
However In his speech delivered at the Latter Rain Assembly, End-Time Church in Lagos on Sunday themed, “It is time to renegotiate our union”, Bakare revealed that he is indeed running but not for elections.
“On the first day of the year, I shared twelve prophecies regarding the nature of the year 2018 as I had received from God. However, the twelfth prophecy has become the theme of myriad speculative interpretations and enquiries. While it has brought excitement to some, it has brought anxiety to others.
“However, nowhere in that declaration did I mention running for election. It is, however, not surprising that politicians and the politically-minded have interpreted it as such.
“I am indeed running, but not for elections; it is a race of destiny and the destination is certain. The certainty of this destination is reminiscent of the statement Jesus made before Pilate.
“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, including the case of George Washington whose unanimous election was merely an endorsement, and Gerald Ford who, under the terms of the 25th Amendment, took the oath as Vice President on December 6, 1973, and, following the resignation of President Richard Nixon, was inaugurated as the 38th President of the United States on August 9, 1974, without a single election;
“The important point to note is that it is my destiny to shepherd this nation into her prophetic destiny, and the time is at hand. The method by which God intends to do it is up to Him; I am neither flagging off an election campaign nor building political alliances. Like David, I will continue to shepherd Gods flock and, in His time and manner, I will shepherd the nation according to the integrity of my heart and the skillfulness of my hands.”
Lamenting the current situation of the country, the Pastor urged Nigerians to become united so as to take the country to the promised land. He also urged the Federal Government to become more sensitive to the people’s needs.
“It is time for a DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION. The season for complaints and complacency is over. We must seize this opportune moment to translate our collective national disappointment into a uniquely Nigerian REBIRTH.” Bakare added.