From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
A faction of Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Supreme Council has accused the other faction, General Executive Council of frustrating reconciliation moves to end the crisis that has ensued for 26 years.
The President of CAC Supreme Council, Pastor Gabriel Lagunju stated this yesterday during this year Pastors’ Conference at CAC Ile Anu, Alasepe prayer ground, Ikire in Osun State.
Lagunju who was represented by the General Secretary, Joseph Oguntile said since the former president of GEC’s confessional statement on the mission’s certificate of incorporation, it’s surprising to date that GEC had been dragging the reconciliation issue with types of irrelevances just to delay the complete reunification of the entire mission.
Also speaking on the state of the nation, the head of the faction said Christians should not criticize the government over current happenings but rather engage themselves in sincere prayers for God to look down on our land with mercy and favour.
He said the effects of present political and socio-economic conditions are telling us that only God can save us while he advised the national leadership to put more efforts into stopping the killing of Christians for no just cause in some parts of the country.
According to him, we should always remember that Nigeria is a secular state and any attempt to trample upon the individual freedom of worship may not go down well with the entire populace.
He said: “there’s also the need to curb the criminal activities of the Fulani herdsmen whose trade is gradually becoming a menace to some of our communities.
Corroborating him, the chairman of Coordinating Council and Special District in Ekiti state, Pastor Abraham Ayodele said the address delivered by the president conform with the mind of the whole church.
According to him, the church will continue to pray for the unity of the Mission and believe that God who own the church will find lasting solution to the protracted crisis.
He therefore commended the late founder of CAC Ile Anu, Alasepe prayer ground, Prophet Gabriel Adediti Oyelami who died February 12, 2016 at age of 105 for his meritorious service in the Lord’s vineyard.
He said the late man of God signed a document when he was alive that the church should belong to CAC and not his family after his demise saying contrary to popular incident of non-compliance to such directive, the family agree with the directive issued by their father.