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Controversy Trails Sapele Anglican 2016 Synod

Posted: Jun 14, 2016 at 6:13 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

John Dugbe

Ughelli – Controversy is currently trailing the 2016 Sapele Anglican Diocesan synod slated to hold in July following alleged plans by the embattled bishop of the diocese, Rt. Rev. B. A. Erifeta, to consecrate St. Luke Cathedral, Sapele, headquarters of the diocese same day.

Mr. Alex Ikomi and Chief Julius Okparavero who are both members of the cathedral church, Boyo road, Sapele and Chief Gogomeje Omatseye, a member of the St. Johns Anglican Church Amukpe, in their separate interviews alleged that the 2016 Synod which has been fully planned by the embattled Bishop is a sham and a falsehood designed to deceive the world that all is well in the diocese whereas it is not.

They claimed that Bishop Erifeta is not their Bishop, explaining that the Synod cannot see the light of the day, and it will fail like the one in Jeddo, noting that those supporting him do not understand his nature as an evil man.

They said, “We do not know him, because here in Sapele, we do not support evil. The Amukpe community and members of St. John Church have 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 the members should be loyal to God only but not unto man.

They revealed that their Bishop whom they have disowned since last year is not worthy of a bishop and he forced himself as the Bishop of the Diocese 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 danger signal that preceded his dethronement but unknown to him as at that time.

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 pouring curses on the elders of the diocese, adding that no matter how he tries, the world should know that he will continue to fail and those who are helping him to stay as the Bishop of Sapele will lose their seat be they Archbishop or Primate as they are supporting him to further frustrate the church.