I will succeed Buharia as president
A popular Pentecostal pastor in Nigeria Pastor Tunde Bakare, has declared his motive to be the country’s president in 2023.
Mr Bakare, a senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, said in a video going viral on the internet that there was a divine arrangement for him to become Nigeria’s president when President Muhammadu Buhari’s ends His tenure in 2023.
He said “Take it to the mountain top, if you have never heard it before, I am saying it to you this morning in the scheme of things, as far as politics of Nigeria is concerned, President Muhammadu Buhari is number 15, and I am number 16,”
Pator Bakare, aged 64, from Ogun state, was President Buhari’s running mate in 2011 when the later ran unsuccessfully in that year’s presidential election.
The pastor said in the video, “If he (Buhari) wants to run in 2019, I do not oppose. He’s still number 15. It’s when he steps out that I step in”, an indication that he must have made the declaration before the 2019 general elections.
The congregation, as seen in the video, shouted, jumped, and waved their hands to heavens, apparently thanking God for the pastor’s declaration.
To this end, I was born. And for this purpose, I was born into this world,” said Pastor Bakare, apparently referring to himself as the man with a divine mandate to take the nation to where President Buhari cannot.