Pulpit isn’t for politics: Olukoya lambasts prophets over failed 2023 election prophecies

Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has cautioned prophets who are fond of predicting elections in the country to desist from the despicable act.

Olukoya said the pulpits in the House of God are for saying truth to the children of God, and should not be manipulated for political campaigns for politicians.

The revered deliverance pastor made this known during the sermon on Sunday, at the headquarters of the church, while lamenting how many Christian clerics that predicted the outcomes of the 2023 elections failed.

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He said the so-called prophets brought shame to the religion of Christianity by declaring unfounded predictions on their preferred politicians in the build-up to the electrons.

He said, “You see what happened in Nigeria during these last elections, disgraced the religion of Christianity very well. This prophet said this person would win, and this would not win,” Olukoya said.

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“‘If this one wins, I will become a herbalist, if this one wins, let them cut off my hand, if this one wins this, this one will die before his wish.’ 

“All did not come to pass, and they call themselves prophets. Prophets of where? It is madness when you begin to say what God does not ask you to say. The pulpit in the house of God is the pillar and ground of truth. It is not for political campaigns,” he added.

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The 2023 elections saw many Nigerian clerics coming out to predict who would be winners, a move that caused confusion among the populace.

The presidential election which took place on February 25 produced President Bola Tinubu as the winner.

Last Wednesday, the Presidential Election Petition Court, in Abuja, dismissed the petitions filed by the three opposition parties and upheld Tinubu’s victory.

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