Primate Babatunde Ayodele, General Overseer of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, has slammed the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for operating as “Christian politician”, rather than a Christian leader he was expected to be.
Speaking to Vanguard over several national issues, the cleric said CAN is nothing to write home about as the association is now political.
“Truth is bitter but you have to say it! CAN is political! Ayo Oritsejafor is not operating as CAN but as a Christian politician. CAN is blindfolded and there is no leadership in it. That’s why we’re getting so many things wrong in Christendom.
“CAN doesn’t know how many churches we have in the country, it has not created any youth empowerment or pastors’ empowerment. CAN should be scrapped.
“Christianity is not how rich you are but how well you’ve been able to touch the lives of others. CAN should employ not less than 20,000 youths and should do something about women, widows.
“The truth is: Ayo Oritsejafor is a politician and not a pastor.”
Primate Ayodele said further that Oritsejafor never honours invitation from white garment churches.
Wondering why, the cleric asked, “Is he God to say a church is not genuine? Any man who does that is not a pastor! It’s not your right to say you are holy!
“But the Bible says God has blessed us with the spirit of discernment…
Can Ayo see? Is he a prophet? How can he tell me his spirit discerns?”
He rated white garment churches to be among the best worldwide.
“White garment churches are among the best worldwide! That’s why you see influential men and women going to them for prayers! Why don’t they remain in their Pentecostal churches?
“Even pastors from Pentecostal churches go to white garment churches to consult privately and get spiritual powers.
“I am a godfather to many Pentecostal churches but I have no godfather! God is my only father in the Lord!”
Primate Ayodele submitted that CAN needs change of leadership.
“We need somebody who is more vibrant as CAN leader,” he said.