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Mr Olukoya noted that several of the predictions that were made in the guise of prophesying were wrong and that those who earlier attributed the fake prophesies to God were not mentally stable.
In taking this stance, Mr Olukoya aligns himself with the likes of Abel Damina, the charismatic preacher of Uyo’s bustling city, who stands as a formidable figure within the fraternity of fiery Pentecostal preachers.
“The pulpit is the house of God, it is the pillar and the ground of truth,” Mr Olukoya said echoing a statement made earlier in the year by Mr Damina.
In the midst of a highly charged election, conducted within a society deeply divided along religious lines and fiercely contested by political heavyweights who sparingly refrained from exploiting religious sentiments as a campaign strategy, prophesying gained unprecedented prominence, marking a disquieting trend within the ranks of the Christian community.
Some other preachers who have much less to lose than Mr Adeboye went all out and made all kinds of statements. In 2021, Paul Okikijesu, a minister of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) said that God had ministered to him that there would be no elections in 2023. J.O. Afolabi Okiki-Jesu, a popular pastor with a large Facebook following also told his congregants that there would be no elections.
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