The senior pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has said he believes the federal government know how to address the issue involving around a leaked memo purportedly from the office of President Muhammadu Buhari instructing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to seek approval before taking any decision on government parastatals under his supervision.
Speaking with CableNG via a telephone interview, the pastor said the government is perfectly capable of addressing the issues.
“I have not and I am not granting interviews on this current VP saga. If, however, my counsel is sought at all, I will handle that confidentially and not in public.”
While urging the public to disregard any interview he is said to have given over the raging matter, the social media has been awashed with an old video recording in which Bakare declared he is “number 16” after President Muhammadu Buhari, who he says is “number 15″ in the ”scheme of things”, is spawning a chain of reactions.
The video which was recorded in February 2018, a year before the 2019 presidential election, resurfaced at the weekend — stoked by speculation that he might be picked by the president to replace Osinbajo.
While describing Buhari as Moses, who will take Nigerians to River Jordan, and himself as Joshua, who will take citizens across the river to the promised land, the pastor said nothing can change it.
”Take it to the mountaintop, if you have never heard it before, I’m saying it to you this morning; in the scheme of things as far as politics of Nigeria is concerned, President Muhammadu Buhari is No 15, and yours sincerely, I’m No 16. I have never said that to you before. I make it plain this morning, nothing can change it; he is No 15 and I’m No 16.
”To this end was I born, I have prepared you for this for more than 30 years. That is why he wants to run in 2019, I do not oppose; he is still No 15, it is when he steps out that I step in. His assignment is that of Moses to take Nigeria to River Jordan, but he can’t cross it, it will take a Joshua to cross to the other side and begin the distribution of resources to the people of this nation.”