The leadership of Anglican Communion, Sapele Diocese, has described as fraud the proposed 2016 Synod schedule to hold in July 2016, at the St. John Anglican Church Amukpe Sapele, Delta State by the embattled Bishop, Rt. Rev. Blessing Erifeta, while calling on church faithful to disregard it.
Speaking to journalists in Sapele, Mr. Alex Ikomi, Chief Julius Okparavero members of the cathedral Boyo road and Chief Gogomeje Omatseye a member of the St. Johns Anglican Church Amukpe stated that the planned 2016 Synod is a sham and a falsehood designed to hoodwink the public that all is well with the diocese.
They alleging that the Bishop has also plan to consecrate St. Luke Cathedral Sapele headquarters of the diocese same day, and move the headquarters from Boyo road Cathedral, a move the leaders say they will resist within the ambit of the law.
According to them; “the Synod will fail like the one in Jeddo, noting that those that are supporting the Bishop do not understand his true nature. “We do not know him as our Bishop, because here in Sapele we do not support evil.
“The Amukpe community and members of St. John Church have also rejected him. We do not know how he is going to achieve this; it is a Synod of falsehood”.
They called on the members of Sapele diocese to stand for the truth which they said can save the Church, emphasizing that, “Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, who ever come unto him shall never die.”
adding that, “members should be loyal to God only but not unto man, revealing that their Bishop whom they have disowned since last year is forcing himself the Diocese as their Bishop,
whereas he ceases to be since last year February 2015, when the pulpit at the cathedral fell as he and other clergies where doing bible studies.
The people also claimed that the seat of the Bishop of the Sapele diocese remained vacant since last year when the Bishop arrogantly turned his staff of office upside down to invoke curses on the elders of the diocese, adding that no matter how he tries, the world should know
that he will continue to fail.
Meanwhile the Bishop is not available for his comment as non of his phone lines was available as at the time of filing this report and when contacted on phone Senior Clergy who do not want his name on print in the diocese corroborated the claims of those who spoke on behalf of the members appealing to their higher authority of the Anglican Communion to intervene.
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