The Assemblies of God Church has announced the excommunication of its past General Superintendent, Rev. Paul Emeka, from the church. After announcing the removal of its spiritual leader’s dismissal from the ministry, the church also announced the emergence of Rev. Chidi Okoroafor as the new General Superintendent of the church.
According to the Legal Adviser of the church, Barrister Abuka, the dismissal of Emeka was necessary and had paved the way to institute litigation against the former general superintendent, who was alleged to be “making moves with some members to take over the church.”
The church also claimed he was working with other alleged collaborators believed to be working at cross-purposes with the church’s leadership. Commenting on the crisis rocking the church, Okoroafor said the measures were necessary to remove those whom he described as “dissidents bent on frustrating progress” in the church.
He confirmed that legal actions would be taken against Emeka and others seeking to take over the church through lawsuits. Justifying the reasons for this, the new general superintendent said, “We cannot spiritualise legal issues. You can’t just be praying when somebody is taking you to courts. We would no long keep quiet and allow our property taken over or our accounts fraudulently run by them.”