TB Joshua often gets away with churning out obvious prophecies. He wasn't so lucky this time
It was a Facebook post seen round the world.
"Ten days ago, I saw the new President of America with a narrow win", the cleric wrote. "The new President will be facing several challenges over many issues including: passing bills, attempts to possibly pass a vote of no confidence on the new President.
"The boat of the new President will be rocked.
"By the way, in order not to keep you in suspense, what I frankly saw is a woman".
First off, there's no new President who doesn't "get his boat rocked".
It's like saying the sun will rise at dawn.
TB Joshua was lying through his false teeth and he knew it.
The issue is that this goatee spotting cleric has been getting away with prophecies of this nature in the past. This time, he was found out.
He's the expert at predicting the obvious. Something along the lines of Germany will win the World Cup or Barcelona will win the Spanish La Liga, one businessman will win the Governorship election in a South-West State or one prominent politician will die this year--pray!
People die every year across the world and prominent politicians will answer nature's call at some point, like everyone else.
It's a game of probability anyone can play and Joshua has proven himself adept at this game through the years.
But as the TV networks called the election for Donald J. Trump instead, TB Joshua's Facebook post had disappeared. And no, it wasn't some kind of miracle, he manually deleted his own social media post after it became evident that his prediction had gone awry.
"A prediction by influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election has been removed from his Facebook account", screamed the BBC.
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BBC added: "Mr Joshua told his congregation on Sunday that he "saw" a woman winning.
"After Donald Trump convincingly won Tuesday's vote, visitors to the preacher's Facebook page noticed the prophecy had been removed".
A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, joined in on the act.
"It is official. President-Elect Donald J. Trump. I am glad to have campaigned for you. Dear TB Joshua, who gave you your prophecy? My God that I serve is not a man that He will lie!"
Prophet Joshua was soon the object of intense ridicule online.
"Maybe he saw Donald in his vision grabbing a woman by the pussy", tweeted Yinka Igbaroola.
Twitter user @SaemythEM, wrote: "According to TB Joshua's law of hallucinations, next time you see a woman in your dream, don't be so sure".
There've been several memes to go with an embarrassing day at the office for TB Joshua.
For years, he's fooled Nigerians and the world at large with his 'working to the answer' prophecies.
This may just be the best opportunity for the self acclaimed Prophet to retire from the business of churning out false predictions.
He was embarrassingly found out this time; and deleting his social media post cemented his reputation as one of the phoniest Pastors in the land.