The very wealthy man of God, who is also a well acknowledged philanthropist, by virtue of his annual intervention known to all as Karis Awards, which seeks to recognize and financially reward Nigerian citizens, who had served their country selflessly, is said to have made known his plans very recently.
The 55 year old very flamboyant pastor, televangelist & author, a noted orator at that (born June 16, 1958), who in the last quarter of 2013 celebrated his 27 years as a pastor and 30 years as a born again christian by buying 2 very impressive & expensive luxury cars said to be valued at not less than N110 million (Rolls Royce 2014 bespoke Phantom coupe series II & a Range Rover Autobiography), if he does run for the election would be making it the 3rd time, he would be doing so.
The twice divorced, multimillionaire pastor (Forbes rated as one of the top 5 richest Nigerian pastors) has contested severally for the highest office in the land since 2003. The first time he contested was as the presidential aspirant of the then Justice Party of Nigeria, and he was one of those that lost to Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo, when the retired General ran for his 2nd term in office. He later on moved to another party, National Democratic Party, also as the presidential aspirant of that party, it was from this party that he set up his own political party, Fresh Democratic Party, the party he represented as the presidential aspirant against the now late Alhaji Umaru Yar'Adua, who he against lost to at the 2007 elections. He did not participate at the 2011 elections against the present commander-in-chief, Dr. Goodluck Azikwe Ebele Jonathan.
According to the very well spoken man of God, his bid to rule the most populated black nation on earth-Nigeria, is according to a divine mandate from the God of Creation. Apparently, this divine mandate from God is what has continually fueled his desire and that has made him a serial presidential candidate. So until this divine mandate is fulfilled, we would most probably be seeing the super cars loving pastor contesting for a long while.
A bit about his resume, the former top Nigerian pop star of the 80s, attended the renowned Edo College, Benin City, Edo state for his secondary school education, he thereafter went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state, where he graduated with a degree in law. It was while he was at the law school that he embraced Christ and thereafter went to Grace Fellowship Bible School, for his pastoral training and thereafter set up the Household of God Church.
Let's just hope that this would be a 3rd time lucky for our beloved but controversial man of God. One is just curious to ask the question, whether the very large Catholic follower-ship would vote for him, who he is reported to have said are all hell bound and their head the Anti-Christ would vote for him, since we all know that election basically is a game of numbers. So we await 2015 with bated breath.
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