Newly elected Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has allegedly promised to visit popular Abuja, Nigeria-based prophet, Bro. Joshua Iginla, who predicted he would win the hotly contested presidential election in Zambia against all odds. Iginla, who has also predicted that President Goodluck Jonathan will win the February 14, 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, predicted the emergence of Edgar Lungu as the winner of Zambian election. He said this on December 31, 2014, during the watch night service in his church, Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja. According him, Lungu, who is not the most favoured among the candidates, would win the election. “Zambia will have a peaceful election, but little rancor here and there. The new President will emerge from the same political party from the ex-President. The name of the winner would be Edgar Lungu. And the winning party is called Patrotic Front. They will experience discovery of new mineral resources this year. The new President should carry his people along so that what happened to his predecessors won’t befall him, especially two years into his tenure.” The prediction that was broadcast live and published in many dailies and magazines sparked off controversies, but it came to pass.
According to a source in Zambia, “When we heard the predictions, we were shocked, but due to the respect we have for the Nigerian prophet, especially after his prophesy which helped our national team to qualify for the ongoing African Cup of Nations, we believed his words”.
This victory has made President Lungu, former Defence and Justice Minister of Zambia, who will be sworn in on Sunday, February 1, 2015, promise that when he has settled down, he would visit Abuja to pay homage to the Nigerian prophet who was bold enough to predict his victory. And that he will consult him for the mind of God over the nation of Zambia. Mr Lungu won by a 48.3% majority and his closest rival, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development, scored 46.7% of the total vote.