Zambians to go the polls today and Nigerian cleric and founder of the renowned Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet TB Joshua has found himself at the centre of it.
He has refuted social media reports indicating that he made a prophecy concerning the outcome of today’s presidential elections.Much of last week, there were reports circulating on social media, in markets, taverns and bus stations that Prophet TB Joshua had prophesied that the opposition UPND would form a government after this week’s elections.
But responding to a press query from the Church Newspaper, SCOAN public relations department stated that the clergyman had not made any prophecy concerning today’s general elections in Zambia.
“The Prophet is, however, wishing the people of Zambia well as they choose their leaders. We are remembering the country in our prayers so that all goes well. Zambia is a blessed country,” stated the SCOAN PR team.
It is expected to be a tight race between President Edgar Lungu's governing PF party and the opposition UPND led by Hakainde Hichilema.
For the first time, a presidential candidate must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off. Mr Lungu narrowly won the last election with 48% of votes.