Olukoya Criticizes Prophets Over Failed 2023 Election Predictions.
The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has issued a stern warning to prophets who engage in predicting election outcomes in Nigeria.
During a Sunday sermon at the church’s headquarters, Dr. Olukoya emphasized that the pulpits in the House of God are meant for proclaiming the truth to the children of God and should not be manipulated for political campaigning on behalf of politicians.
Dr. Olukoya expressed his disappointment with the conduct of many Christian clerics who predicted the outcomes of the 2023 elections, only to see their predictions fail.
He stated that these self-proclaimed prophets brought shame to Christianity by making unfounded predictions in favor of their preferred politicians during the election season.
He remarked, “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. 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.”
The 2023 elections witnessed a proliferation of predictions from various Nigerian clerics, leading to confusion among the public.
The presidential election held on February 25 resulted in the victory of President Bola Tinubu, whose win was upheld by the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, dismissing petitions filed by three opposition parties.
Dr. Olukoya’s caution serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining the sanctity of religious spaces and focusing on spiritual matters rather than political