Nigeria’s controversial preacher, Prophet T.B. Joshua, claimed on Sunday that he told defeated president Goodluck Jonathan weeks before the 28 March presidential election that his regime had come to an end.
The controversial yet audacious soothsayer revealed that he sent his message to the President several weeks before the election.
“I want to use this moment to congratulate Nigerians in our midst here,” Joshua began in a message to his multi-national congregation, televised live via his Christian network Emmanuel TV.
He said God told him -“This message should be delivered to your president, that whatever the outcome of this election, his regime has come to an end. He should accept to save the lives of millions.”
Alluding to his prediction a week to the election that the dark cloud he saw covering Nigeria was lifting, he emphasised that a bloody ‘war’ would have ensued if not for the prompt concession of power by Jonathan.
“Look, Nigeria wanted change. An attempt to stop change leads to war, to a bloodbath… If Nigeria knows what we have overcome, we would dance.”
Joshua praised Jonathan’s tenure in office, insisting that he had served his nation well despite the immense security challenges.
The prophet claimed he called Jonathan by phone, adding that he had previously shared with him many revelations about Nigeria which eventually came to pass.
“He knows Prophet T.B Joshua by the grace of God in him; he has my track record with him.”
Joshua described Jonathan as a man who ‘has a heart for God’, revealing that he even spoke with the Nigerian president shortly before his historic concession call to General Muhammadu Buhari.
“I said to him, ‘Your Excellency – all you need to say is thank You, Jesus, even when it seems there is nothing to be thankful for. He said, ‘Thank you, man of God’. Before I knew it, I saw the news on CNN that he had congratulated his opponent.”
Joshua described Jonathan’s exit as ‘wonderful’, cementing his legacy as a democratic champion. “A man after God’s heart is a man with a wonderful exit. The beginner is not the owner but the finisher,” he told congregants.
Taking a walk down memory lane, Joshua reminded congregants that he had given a similar message in 2010 to Laurent Gbagbo, the former President of Ivory Coast.
“In a vision, I saw crisis – thousands of people being killed in Ivory Coast – just because of the outcome of the election,” he explained to congregants.
After sending the message across to the then Ivorian leader, a delegation of government figures and presidential aides was dispatched to Nigeria.
“I told them that whatever the outcome of the election – whether the popular or unpopular voice of people – our President should concede. His regime has come to an end,” Joshua reminisced.
According to the cleric, Gbagbo had personally called him regarding the prediction, looking for an avenue to avert it and inviting him to Ivory Coast. Joshua insisted that nothing more could be done.
When Gbagbo refused to concede power to Alassane Ouattara in the controversial 2010 elections, a bloody onslaught ensued leading to the deaths of thousands and his eventual incarceration and public disgrace.
Joshua concluded by praying for the new government to be led by the All Progressives Congress.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :