In a message to his congregation, televised live via his Christian network Emmanuel TV Yesterday, he said:
“I want to use this moment to
congratulate Nigerians in our midst here…
“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.”
Joshua claimed he made a call to Jonathan to tell him the prophesy personally, so it won’t be seen as a move to discredit him in favor for another party .
According to him, after speaking with the president, Jonathan promptly sent a close aide to meet him.
He further claimed he told the presidential aide who had worshiped at his church during a Sunday service, that Jonathan’s regime had come to an end.
“Soft landing – that is the language I sent to the president,”
T.B Joshua also said President Jonathan ‘has a heart for God’, revealing that he even spoke with the Nigerian president shortly before his historic concession call to President-elect 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,”
“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.”
“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.
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.’