As reported by TheCable, Pastor Bakare said this while preaching in his church last month.
Below is what he said:
“After I was called and I went to Abuja, and I sat with Mr President or General Buhari then, I said why me? ‘I’m not a politician’, ‘I do not belong to any political party’, ‘I am not carrying card of any party, why me’?. He gave me all the reasons, they are written in the book; Strategic Intervention in Governance. He gave three reasons, but the one that made everyone around me that day to doff their hats was when he said: I am not as young as you think, and even Yar’Adua that is younger is dead. In case I die, I know you can hold the nation together. That was when Jim (he didn’t give his surname) removed his cap and said egbon, you must agree.
We left the place and I came back again and sat with him and I said Sir, I need to understand something before I do anything. Every running mate of yours, including the one that was even your deputy in the military, is dead. Ume-Ezeoke is dead, Okadigbo is dead, Idiagbon is dead, I am not about to die?He said to me, Pastor, you must be very funny, I have never even thought about it. I said I am thinking. I knew he had nothing to do with their deaths, but that man carries a dimension of grace that if you deal with him, and betray him, you pay with your life. So I said to him, hear it now, ‘I will never betray you, I leave it to you to betray me if you wish to do so’… I’m not kidding you, you don’t know what transpired, for you, it was just campaign"he said