Prophet T.B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has denied releasing any prophecy regarding Nigeria’s upcoming presidential election in February 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will slug it out with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other presidential candidates next month.
According to Prophet Joshua, he was quoted during his annual New Year service as saying: “The election will be closely contested between the two leading political parties but I see Atiku Abubakar winning”.
However, in a statement released on his official Facebook page, Joshua categorically denied the report.
“Prophet T.B. Joshua has not yet released any prophecy for the year, 2019,”the statement began.
“Any prophecy credited to him should be ignored. Emmanuel TV is our means of spreading our message; stay tuned to Emmanuel TV,” it concluded.
The cleric, however, bemoaned the ‘religious spirit’ which has infiltrated Christianity, stressing that “Jesus’ focus is the motive behind what we do” and “Christianity lies in the heart”.
“When you see someone who is doing good, don’t be in a haste to see him as good because you don’t know his motive,” he continued, citing the example of politicians who fail to fulfil election campaigns after being elected to office.
“Jesus looks at our motive behind our action but men look at the action…Jesus tests our heart to reward us.
“Nigeria, we should pray against a stop-over and pray for a smooth democracy,” Joshua stated on December 9th2018.
Earlier on July 1, 2018, he had warned Nigerians to “pray against the interruption of the democratic practice”.