“I Delivered TB Joshua’s Message To Jonathan That Saved Nigeria”- Ambassador Raphael


An Abuja-based politician has made more
surprising revelations about the role
allegedly played by ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua
in the historic presidential elections held
almost one year ago in Nigeria that saw a
peaceful transition of power.
Speaking before a packed congregation at
The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations
(SCOAN) in Lagos, Ambassador Raphael
Horsfall explained how Joshua revealed
the outcome of the elections to him
several weeks prior to the actual vote.


“He told me categorically that I should go
and tell Mr President that it is too late,
that nothing can be done, that we will
lose the election but God will prevail on
the peace of Nigeria,” said Horsfall, who
served as a Special Assistant to Prof Rufai
Alkali, the Political Advisor of Nigeria’s
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
“That is why when we lost elections, I was
at peace,” Horsfall continued, adding that
his visit to The SCOAN came after a
meeting with Jonathan and his wife Dame
Patience where he suggested they sought
‘spiritual guidance’ from Joshua as the
tense time of elections neared.
“Mr President was calm after hearing that
word from Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Everyone was telling him to annul the
election, which he had the power to do,
but nobody knew this is actually the
reason why His Excellency conceded
defeat to the opposition,” Horsfall, who
said he is currently a UN ambassador and
working with the presidency, continued.
The revelation from the outspoken
politician corroborates Joshua’s
controversial statement immediately
after the election that he had warned
Jonathan of his impending loss.
According to a report published in several
newspapers, the cleric said ‘God’ spoke to
him with a message for Mr. Jonathan that
whatever the outcome of the election, his
regime had come to an end and his
concession of defeat would ‘save the lives
of millions’.
When a presidential aide worshipped at
his church, Joshua said he met him and
personally relayed the revelation. “Soft
landing – that is the language I sent to the
president,” he told the congregation the
Sunday following the historic elections
which saw Muhammadu Buhari ascend to
Horsfall explained that his initial
encounter with the controversial
Nigerian cleric came in 2009 when he was
part of a delegation from the Niger-Delta
region who sought spiritual solution at
The SCOAN to the growing menace of
“The guidance he gave to us, which we
communicated to the then President, His
Excellency Umaru Musa Yar-Adua, was
what led to the Amnesty Program which
Nigerians and the entire people of the
region are enjoying presently,” Horsfall
He implored Nigeria’s current leadership
to seek ‘spiritual guidance’ to address the
growing economic challenges engulfing
the nation.
“This is not time for religious sentiment,
nor is it a time for ethnic sentiment,”
Horsfall passionately counselled.
“This is a time to build Nigeria. In
building a strong, united Nigeria – we
need God. God has blessed us with a man
that speaks to God and hears from Him
directly. Why is it that our economy is
crumbling and we are still folding our
hands? Let us come to inquire of the
Most High God what we should do.”
Horsfall was also quick to quash any
insinuations that money was exchanged
with Joshua by politicians during the
election period. “Someone who tells you
that nothing can be done – will he ask
you to bring anything?”
Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian
journalist currently in Lagos, Nigeria.


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