Chris Okotie, general overseer of the Household of God Church, says God has asked him to tell the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt him as consensus presidential candidate in 2019.
Okotie said this at his church on Sunday, while declaring interest to contest the 2019 presidential election.
He said the time had come for truth and transparency in government, adding that Nigeria cannot succeed as a nation if it does not live by the truth.
“Nigeria has become a divided and segregated society like never before,” he said.
“The dream of a great Nigeria which flowered at independence, the yearnings and aspirations of the people and the Nigerian brotherhood whose ensign dominated the political horizon at independence have all been consigned to oblivion.
“Times like this require the recruitment of patriotic gladiators who must now take up the gauntlet to defend the Nigerian dream.
“I have re-emerged from my political hibernation to contest for the office of president in the forthcoming elections. I am fully persuaded that Nigeria needs a man who is credible, dependable and trustworthy; a God-fearing man who will be readily embroidered with compassion and love for country who will be readily accepted as a symbol of national unity.
“I believe that the benevolent grace of God has telescoped these virtues into my person, to prepare me for such at a time as this.
“A few days ago, the Lord asked me to write a letter to the chairman of the APC and the chairman of PDP, asking them not to field any presidential and that they should adopt me as their consensus candidate.
“In sincere humility and deference to our democratic institutions, I appeal to the APC and PDP to subscribe to this ideal by adopting me as a consensus presidential candidate at the next elections.
“I ask the APC and PDP, respectfully, within the confines of conventional propriety, to temporise and observe a peaceful hiatus in the commonality of the Nigerian brotherhood, and embrace me as a consensus remedial facilitator.”
Okotie contested the 2007 presidential election under the Fresh Democratic Party but lost.