- Pastor Tunde Bakare has narrated how a 'spiritual embargo' he placed, made INEC shift the 2015 general elections
- He said it was when he saw that stakeholders were insistent on having the elections, that he lifted the embargo, paving way for the exercise
- Bakare said he had warned that if anyone thought PDP’s loss was going to be APC’s gain in 2015, he or she should think twice
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, claims that it was the 'embargo' that he placed on the 2015 general elections that made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the elections
He made the claim while delivering a lecture at the Africa House, Scotland, United Kingdom on Saturday, August 18, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the cleric narrated how his call for the 2015 elections to be suspended so that the country’s 'fundamentals' could first be addressed, went unheeded.
He said it was when he saw that stakeholders were insistent on having the elections, that he lifted the embargo, paving way for the exercise.
According to him, after the elections were conducted, Nigeria only managed to escape disintegration by whiskers, because these fundamentals had not been addressed.
He said: “In January 2015, as the rest of the country eagerly prepared for elections, I warned the nation that proceeding to elections without addressing the fundamentals would plunge our country into chaos.
“To me, it was blindingly apparent that we were putting the cart before the horse.
“I called for a suspension of the elections by constitutional means, the creation of a transitional government of national unity, restructuring in the spirit of national reconciliation and integration, the conduct of an accurate census, the creation of a truly independent electoral umpire, and then the conduct of elections, in that order.
“Needless to state that my call was unheeded. At that point, standing on my authority as a watchman for the nation in the prophetic dimension, I placed an embargo on elections. In no time, the elections were suspended by the electoral body.
“Nevertheless, when stakeholders insisted on elections and were unwilling to take the path of wise counsel towards a stable transition, I lifted the embargo and warned the nation in the following words: If anyone thinks PDP’s loss is going to be APC’s gain, he or she should think twice, for after the polls APC’s pain may be PDP’s gain.”
According to Bakare, the recent defections had proven him right.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Pastor Tunde Bakare said that God had told him to contest for the presidency. He 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 cleric 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.
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