Opal Covey is running for the fifth time to be the Mayor of Toledo and, as she has in the past (video below), is claiming that God directed her to do so.
Covey told NBC 24:
I've been running four times, this is the fifth. But I really actually won the election in 2013. Now, this might be a shock to you, but it's no shock to alot of people because my votes have been stolen ever since I've been running.
Covey was asked by the news station why she was running again, and replied:
God sent me to look upon the City of Toledo. And so, therefore, I had to go through everything that the citizens went through. Now, 38 years later, I know the city up one side and down the other and I'm here to be mayor of the City of Toledo.
Covey believes potholes need to be fixed, corruption should be stopped and amusement parks ought to be built to bring "great wealth."
The self-identified ordained minister added an ominous warning: "Great destruction will come upon," and then began speaking in tongues.
Covey closed with:
Thank you, Jesus. That was a confirmation, if people don't give me what I earned in 2013 back, and I'm not on that seat in November, then you'll see God come and visit the city in the greatest destruction you've ever seen.
Covey told NBC 24 in 2013 that she was an "evangelist and a prophetess," and added:
And then God spoke to me and said, "You're going to be mayor" in 2000. So I started running in 2001 and I'm running until I get it and this time I'm going to get it.