Popular Nigerian television evangelist, T.B. Joshua, has deleted the Facebook post in which he predicted a close contest in the United States (US) elections of November 8.
He got the prediction of a narrow victory for Hillary Clinton wrong and got a huge social media backlash, especially on Twitter.
The televangelist popularly referred to by his teeming followers as ‘The Prophet’ said he had received a divine communication of Hillary’s victory over a week to the elections he added that Hillary’s presidency will face several challenges in the governance process, ‘‘The boat of the new President will be rocked,’‘ he wrote.
Republican Party front-runner and business magnate Donald Trump was however elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
70-year-old Trump had secured 289 of the electoral votes as against main opponent Hillary Clinton who gained 218 of the votes as at Wednesday.
In percentage terms, Trump had polled 47.5% (representing 59.2 million votes) as against Clinton’s 47.7% (59.4 million votes.) The November 8 election was keenly contested after months of heated campaigns.
Some tweets reacting to TB Joshua’s deleted post and prophecy.
Tb Joshua: The vision was not very clear. pic.twitter.com/tuWOl1UrVp— OG (@__ESELE_) November 9, 2016
Forget TB Joshua. The real prophet is Donald Trump. An excerpt from People Magazine, 1998. pic.twitter.com/65tCiMpkNP— NBS Television (@nbstv) November 9, 2016
TB Joshua look at your life pic.twitter.com/QXc0flewlO— Imhotep (@BrownieTau) November 9, 2016
When you see TB Joshua at the entrance of the synagogue church pic.twitter.com/koiYLFKTlu— El Gaetano (@cajenwaeke) November 9, 2016
Before TB Joshua deletes it pic.twitter.com/SN1ft2QDF4— el Patron 🇰🇪 (@KinotiMK) November 9, 2016
Dear TB Joshua , this is to write to you about the false prophecy about Hilary Clinton winning the Elections pic.twitter.com/Pbto18jP0k— – Táyò (@wiilkilz) November 9, 2016
TB Joshua be sweating profusely right now. I don't wanna be him.— Vitamin ‘B‼️ (@bukolareis) November 9, 2016
When TB Joshua says he SAW a woman become the American President and she ends up being Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/5FcxIEXYgY— Darknbold Babatunde (@darknboldgold) November 9, 2016