- Pastor Bakare says that he has no intention of running in 2019 presidential elections
- He says he never mentioned running for presidency next year in any part of his message
- He says his message from God was misinterpreted by the 'uninitiated'
Lagos-based Christian cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare has denied reports that he wanted to run for Nigeria's presidential seat in 2019.
In tweets of his sermon on Sunday, January 14 at his Latter Rain Assembly in Ogba area of Lagos state, the pastor said his message from God was misinterpreted.
According to his tweets, at no point did he say he would run in 2019 or declared open a presidential campaign as was inferred in the reports of his Monday, January 1, 2018 sermon.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Pastor Bakare God told him to contest for the presidency.
Bakare said God also revealed to him that most of the political juggernauts in the country would fall at the feet of women in 2018.
The serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly explained that God did not tell him when the appointed time to run for the presidency would be, but that he was given a divine admonition not to end his political career as he had earlier contemplated
Legit.ng had also reported that a week after declaring that God told him not to kill his political ambition, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly received the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, at the church auditorium on Sunday, January 7.
While the reason for the governor's meeting was not made public, it is widely believed that it may be connected with the cleric's January 1 prophecy.
Legit.ng however, could not independently confirm this.
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