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Nigerian prophets see Kerry win
John Kerry in Ohio and George W Bush in Wisconsin, both on Saturday
God is leaning to the left, say Nigeria's spiritualists
Prophets are predicting a win for Democrat John Kerry in the United States poll, says a Nigerian tabloid.

Spiritualists and church prophets told the Daily Sun newspaper it had been decreed in the spiritual realm that President George W Bush would lose.

"His chances of retaining his White House seat are very slim because of his antecedents," said Satguru Maharaji.

Nigerian spiritualists are best known for making vague predictions at new year about people's health and wealth.

But they are also asked to predict major events, though rarely are they this specific in their views.

Latest opinion polls show President Bush and Mr Kerry in a virtual dead-heat in the presidential race, with experts saying it is too close to call.

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