Taribo West Under Fire For Prophesying Trump’s Victory
A prophecy by a former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, that United States President , Donald Trump , would defeat Joe Biden by a slim margin , has sparked a debate on social media with many mocking the ex – defender.
The video of the prophecy was posted on social media before the American election but only went viral after the poll had ended .
West, who is also a pastor, said he rightly predicted the victory of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki ; and his Ondo State counterpart , Rotimi Akeredolu , but his prophecy did not go viral on social media .
He subsequently prophesied that Trump would defeat Biden by a slim margin and asked his supporters to ensure that his prophecy goes viral .
The ex – football star said , “ Before the election in Edo, I said Obaseki would win . Is that true? Did he win ? Nobody said it anywhere . Nobody quoted me anywhere . I also said in the Ondo election that Akeredolu would win . Is that true? Did he win ? He won.
“ Now , I want you to put this out the way I want it. Donald Trump will win the election by a slight split edge over Joe Biden . So , quote me and I want it to be out before time . ”
However , Biden went on to win the election which is now being challenged in court by Trump.
West’ s prophecy , however , became a huge subject of debate on social media on Tuesday with many describing him by certain names.
@ M4 micheal tweeted, “ He predicted and made it look like God was speaking through him. If Trump had won , his prediction would ’ ve been right and he would ’ ve told his congregation that God did it , but God isn’ t an author of confusion . ”
@ infonaija_ 247 , “ No , this cannot be Pastor Taribo West , former Super Eagles of Nigeria no – nonsense defender . This must be Taribo North . ”
“ The quest for fame and cheap popularity will make men pride in themselves , ” tweeted @ amablacknaija .
@ mykkel 3 , “ One thing I know about this wrong prophecy was that he wanted to glorify himself after the first two corrected ones , that was why he needed a camera to put it on social media … He forgot that he is not God. ”
However , some others argued that it could be too soon to tell if the ex -footballer ’ s prophecy was false since Trump could prevail in court .
Mazi Oji tweeted, “ Is it possible this is coming to pass . With some news flying around ( possibly fake though) , there are reports of malpractice and all that… That Trump is heading to court . So it is still possible this happens . ”
@ iam _ vicbach, “There are still chances that Trump will win . This is not Nigeria ’ s election . ”