The founder of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has revealed that God instructed him not to serve in the current administration in its first two years.
Bakare, who was the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 general election, also added that several of his church members were mounting pressure on him to join the current administration.
Speaking to his church members in preparation for 2017, Bakare said it was best to follow God’s instruction in a bid to achieve peace.
He thereafter urged government officials “to come back to God” so as to achieve sustainable development in the country.
He said: “Are you not glad you serve a God who can say come up here and I would show you the things that would happen in the hereafter?”
“Here we are today, almost two years into this administration. Many of you were putting pressure on me. Even a retired inspector-general of police wrote to me, he said; ‘Pastor, if you have only served in this government, maybe it would not be like this’.
“And I said to him, ‘God said to me, don’t touch it for the first two years. Don’t go near it, just be praying for them and be watching, and be monitoring the things that are happening’.
“God knows where you should go, when you should go, so stop going aimlessly about. As many as are led by the spirit of God are the sons of God.”
The cleric further added that he would address national issues during his state-of-the-nation address scheduled for Sunday.