I am Running! Pastor Tunde Bakare to lead war against politicians and their god fathers alike.
Serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, LRA and convener of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has declared his resolve to stimulate a political campaign against the ‘unyielding political class’
He made the declaration in his state of the nation address to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary at Latter Rain Assembly, Akilo Road, Ogba. Lagos.
The Ogun State born clergy had evoked a euphoric ovation from the congregants when he said: “However, fellow Nigerians, on this day, the 7th of October, 2018, I declare to you that I am running. Yes, I am running…..”.
The entire congregation was agog, taking this declaration for an expression of his intention to run for the presidency of Nigeria once again. Bakare, recall, ran alongside the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari as vice presidential candidate in the latter’s failed attempt at the presidency in 2011.
Stating what the modus operandi of his ‘running’ and manner of involvement as regards the upcoming 2019 general elections would be, Bakare says: “I am stepping in to pitch the unyielding political class against God and His agenda for our nation.
The lawyer turned fairy preacher drew the battle line between himself and wicked Nigerian politicians and political godfathers alike, when he enumerated the 4 types of politicians he would be running against come 2019.
The 4 types of wicked politicians.
In his words, “I am stepping in to execute the judgment that is written against perjurers –
1.”Those politicians who make promises they have no intention to fulfill”
2. “Those who swear oaths of deceit with their hands on the Bible or the Quran; those oppressors who feed fat on our common patrimony and return every four years to refill their tanks of deceit”
The fourth category are the repressive godfathers of Nigerian politics who by now, could also be gearing up for a battle with the fearless social crusader cum pastor, as he added that the battle he is bringing will also aim to defeat “those who think they have an entire region or state in the palm of their hands and can play God in the affairs of the nation.
“I am here to tell them: Your time is up!
“And for those who doubt if this will ever happen, hear the word of the Lord: Isaiah 49:22-26 (NKJV):
22 Thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for the peoples;
They shall bring your sons in their arms,
And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;
23 Kings shall be your foster fathers,
And their queens your nursing mothers;
They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth,
And lick up the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord,
For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.”
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty,
Or the captives of the righteous be delivered?
25 But thus says the Lord:
“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away,
And the prey of the terrible be delivered;
For I will contend with him who contends with you,
And I will save your children.
26 I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh,
And they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know
That I, the Lord, am your Savior,
And your Redeemer, the Mighty
One of Jacob.”
Admonishing fellow Nigerians to rally together and stand up against bad governance in the hands of corrupt politicians, Pastor Bakare says, “Fellow Nigerians, there are only two choices in the 2019 elections. Like our founding fathers, we can, once more, choose the path of nationhood or find ourselves and our children once again doomed to servitude.
“As a patriot and ardent believer in the destiny of our nation, I stand before you today to challenge you to choose nationhood. Choose nationhood and set Nigeria free from the shackles of wicked leaders who perpetuate terror with their errors; choose nationhood and break the chains of political banditry and economic bondage; choose nationhood and set this nation loose on the flight to greatness.