- Nigerian popular pastor, Prophet T.B. Joshua, has denied, predicting the winner of the Edo state governorship election
- The pastor described the report claiming he gave the prophecy as entirely false
- The Edo state governorship election is scheduled for Saturday, September 19
Nigerian popular pastor, Prophet T.B. Joshua, has denied a viral report claiming he gave a prophecy regarding the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state.
The cleric who is the general overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), said the report claiming he predicted the winner of the election was, ‘entirely false,’ The Nation reports.
The statement from SCOAN reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to several articles circulating on the internet within Nigeria claiming that Prophet TB Joshua has given a prophecy regarding the upcoming governorship elections in Edo State, Nigeria.
“This story is entirely false! Prophet TB Joshua has not given any prophecy regarding this."
The SCOAN said any official information regarding the cleric can only be found on Emmanuel TV.
"Emmanuel TV is the only official mouthpiece of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). If you didn’t hear it on Emmanuel TV, please disregard it,” the statement concludes.
The election, scheduled for September 19, is between incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the main candidates.
Meanwhile, the APC has also dismissed the allegations that its deputy governorship candidate in the Edo governorship election, Abudu Ganiyu Audu, provided false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party in a statement on Tuesday, August 11, argued that Audu is duly qualified to seek election as deputy governor of Edo state.
Ehiogie West-Idahosa, the chairman of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s legal team described the allegations against Audu as malicious and a false narrative.
“The name description of Abudu Ganiyu Audu contained on his educational qualifications submitted to INEC for the said election correctly belongs to him and in some cases are abbreviations or synonyms of his name,” West-Idahosa stated.
“Even at that, those abbreviations and synonyms have been validly reconciled with his name vide the appropriate instruments duly issued by the relevant Court as prescribed by the Supreme Court in Appeal No. SC/1/2020, PDP VS. Eremienyo & 3 ORS."
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