Assemblies of God not Divided, North Fully Part of General Council says Northern Leaders.
By Kenneth Atavti
The leadership of the Assemblies of God’s Nigeria from the Northern part of the Country yesterday said that the church remains one united body of Christians under the headship of its General Suprintendent, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor.
Addressing a press conference yesterday at a Stakeholders meeting of the Leaders of the Church From the North held at the National Worship Center Garki in Abuja, Rev. Jacob Lang, Jos District Superintendent and Executive Committee member of the church, said the Northern leaders of the church comprising executive committee representatives, met on May 10 in Jos, Plateau State and deliberated on matters affecting the church.
According to him, the Assemblies of God Nigeria went through trial from 2012 to 2017, when the Supreme Court affirmed the suspension and dismissal of the church’s former General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Paul Emeka on the ground of “gross misconduct and constitutional breaches.”
Rev Lang disclosed that after the protracted legal battle that shook the unity of the church, the AGN’s Trustees in conjunction with the church leadership gave an “Olive Branch”, to some of the congregation’s members who were deceived.
“The Assemblies of God Nigeria is not divided. It is one body addressed as General Council, Assemblies of God Nigeria, headed by Rev Dr. Chidi Agodi Okoroafor.
“The Assemblies of God Nigeria presently is back as one, with about 99 per cent of her ministers and members. All of the Bible Schools/seminaries, the AG Mortgage Bank, the Evangel University, the Press and bookshop as well as other sub-institutions are intact with the General Council, Assemblies of God Nigeria.”
He accused Rev Emeka’s ally in the North of waging a media war against the church.
“Rev Paul Emake’s ally in Nothern Nigeria is Rev Yakubu Pam who has toed the line of Paul Emeka in using print and electronic media against the Assemblies of God Nigeria in the North. Rev Yakubu Pam is known for causing divisions and disagreements in Christian circles,” Lang said.
He disclosed that the church has continued to pray for the peace, progress and the prosperity of Nigeria.