“ As far as I’m concerned, it’s a demotion. It’s demotion. To be called by God as a pastor is a higher calling than a president, so I don’t see why they are stepping down.”
The senior pastor at the Revival Assembly Church, Apostle Aslem Madubuko, has described the presidential ambition of Rev. Chris Okotie of Household of God and Pastor Tunde Bakare of Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly to be president of Nigeria as a demotion.
Speaking in an interview published by Azuh Arinse in his book, “ Success Is Not Served A La Carte”, Madubuko said to be called by God as a pastor is higher calling than being a president.
He wondered why a pastor with God’s anointing will stoop so low to be contesting for the office of the president when he has a higher calling as a pastor from God.
When prodded Further what will be his reaction if God speaks to him to run for the office of President as claimed by Okotie, Madubuko stated that God will not tell him to run when he has a higher calling.
He said, “ As far as I’m concerned, it’s a demotion. It’s demotion. To be called by God as a pastor is a higher calling than a president, so I don’t see why they are stepping down.”
It will be recalled that Okotie attributed his incursion into the political scene in 2003 as a call by God to run for the office of President of Nigeria.
He had contested thrive without success after he launched Fresh Democratic Party to realise his political ambition.
Bakare on the other hand was the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari In 2011. He contested alongside the President on the platform of Congress for Progressives Change, CPC.
Bakare has also revived his presidential ambition ahead of 2023 in 2018 in a video message where he claimed to be no 16 in power hierarchy after President Buhari might have served out his second term in 2023.
He, however, claimed in one of his sermons that because God didn’t want him to be a spare Tyre was responsible for their electoral loss in 2011.