General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, has declined to talk about the alleged $9.3 million dollars seized in South Africa after it was ferried there by two Nigerians and an Israeli in a jet owned by President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
While several clerics, including Catholic Bishops in the country have exonerated Oritsejafor, Kumuyi refused to comment on the issue of the money said to be meant for arms purchase, saying he does not have enough information on the matter.
Apparently avoiding being held to any quote, Kumuyi told newsmen in Makurdi that “I will not comment on something I do not have the details. I leave that in the hands of capable persons who have the details.”
Comments from several quarters have been aired with caution over the arms deal, while others have been blunt with their views, including former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Olubunmi Okogie and Senate Minority Leader, George Akume.
In an interview with the New Telegraph newspapers, Okojie has described Oritsejafor’s “unrighteous” quest to remain in power and his “romance” with politicians as what caused his fall and derailed CAN.
“My brother, I must tell you this; CAN leadership today is zero. CAN has no leader,” he said.
“Thank God you are talking to one of the founders of CAN, and I was there as their leader for eight years. Then, the whole country knew that CAN had a leader, not by my own might, but by God.
Akume als aired his displeasure saying: “I wish to express my utmost dismay and anger over how hard Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of CAN is working to destroy the little credibility that is left of this once glorious organization.
“Still trending a clearly criminal, immoral and unethical act is being white washed with religious grandstanding,” a statement by the Senator had said.
After successfully avoiding comments on the arms deal, the Deeper Life G.O. advised Christians to go into politics, but reminded them of how important it was to ensure they remain good ambassadors of Christ in any profession they find themselves, including politics.
Kumuyi who told reporters he was in Benue State for a three-day revival programme, called on people to imbibe huility and also seek the face of God so that God will heal the land.
He also called for people to be educated on peaceful co-existence in order to reduce crime, adding that those who act against the laws of the land should be left in the hands of the judiciary.