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The present political travails of the Lagos State governor,  Mr. Akinwumi Ambode has been confirmed to transcend the ordinary and usual political bickering and tussles typical of pre-election periods. This was revealed by a senior pastor of the Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, ASCJC in Akure,  Pastor Adewale Giwa.

Giwa, in a statement according to Daily Post, maintained that God was punishing the Lagos first family due to the sacking last year of Venerable Femi Taiwo, the then presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja.

The Akure based clergy in the statement, though reiterating that God will not allow a sinner to go unpunished,  however advised Governor Ambode and his wife to seek God for forgiveness.

According to the report, Venerable Taiwo had angered the governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode, who visited the chapel on Sunday, May 14, when the church held an anointing service.

Mrs. Ambode had reportedly claimed that she was not given any preference during the service, and this development infuriated her.

The development was reported to have angered the first lady who allegedly stormed out of the church in annoyance, shunning all entreaties,  including that of the wife of venerable Taiwo herself.

Consequently, the cleric was sacked and sent out of his official apartment amidst public outrage the following day, a situation that left him and his family stranded.

It took the intervention of some church members to relocate and resettle Taiwo and his family.

In reaction, during an interview with The Punch on 28th May, 2017, Rt. Rev. Adeyemi, head of the African Church, Ifako Diocese, who supervises Venerable Femi Taiwo, condemned the sack and eviction in strong terms. In his words: “That did not call for a sacking . The procedure they adopted was ungodly”.

But in a twist of reaction, the chairman Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association Of Nigeria, CAN, the umbrella body of Christians under which the African Church belongs, Apostle Alexander Bangbola who had spoken in favour of Venerable Taiwo’s sack could not justify his eviction which was put to him by a journalist as contravening the tenancy laws of Lagos State.

Prior to reports of this confirmation, this medium had posited that the embattled governor’s travails may be spiritual.


Mr. Seyi

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