Founder and Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has told all who care to listen that he would succeed Muhammadu Buhari as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bakare who made the declaration during a Sunday sermon said nothing is going to change it because he was born for that purpose to be president even as he said he is confident that, while Buhari is number 15, he would be the 16th president of Nigeria.
According to the controversial clergy, God had prepared him for this job for more than 30 years.
“I will succeed Buhari as President of Nigeria, nothing can change it. I am number 16, Buhari is number 15. I never said it to you before. I am saying it now and nothing can change it.
“In the name of Jesus, he is number 15. I am number 16. To this end was I born and for this purpose came I into the world. I have prepared you for this for more than 30 years,” he said.
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