General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua, on Sunday said he told the outgoing Nigerian ?presiden?t, ?Goodluck Jonathan, that he would lose ?last week’s presidential election.
The cleric said he ?sent his ?message to the President several week before the election.
“I want to use this moment to congratulate Nigerians in our midst here,” Prophet Joshua began in a message to his multi-national congregation, televised live via his Christian network Emmanuel TV.
Referring to his prediction, a week to the election, he said that the dark cloud he saw covering Nigeria was lifting. And he said that a bloody ‘war’ would have ensued if not for the prompt concession of power by President Jonathan.
“Look, Nigeria wanted change – everyone was yearning for change. An attempt to stop change leads to war, to a bloodbath… If Nigeria knows what we have overcome, we would dance?,?”? the Prophet said.?
Mr. Joshua praised President Jonathan’s tenure insisting that he had served his nation well despite the immense security challenges.
“I really want to salute President Jonathan. The President has served; he has done his best. It was just the season of crisis – and unfortunately he found himself at the lead in the season of crisis ?,?”? he said.?
The cleric said ‘God’ spoke to him with a message for Mr. Jonathan several weeks before the general elections.
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,” he told the congregation.
He claimed he called Mr. Jonathan by phone, adding that he had previously shared with him many revelations about Nigeria which eventually came to pass.
Insisting the seriousness of the revelation was such that it had to be relayed personally so as not affect votes, the cleric said Mr. Jonathan promptly sent a close aide to meet the cleric.
After the presidential aide had worshipped at his church during a Sunday service, Prophet Joshua said he met him and relayed the revelation that Mr. Jonathan’s regime had come to an end. “Soft landing – that is the language I sent to the president,” he told attendees.
Mr. Joshua described President 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 President-elect Mr. 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 ?,?”? He said.?
He prayed that people from the ‘South-South’ region in Nigeria where President Jonathan hails from would understand that ‘their son has become a hero’, adding that his actions prove the region is after a united Nigeria.
Prophet Joshua prayed for the new government to be led by the All Progressives Congress. “Join me to pray for the new government, headed by President-Elect Buhari. Ask God to give our President a hearing heart – a heart that will listen to what the public is saying and want to know God’s opinion,” he said.