Wednesday, December 2

Group Attacks Pastor T B Joshua, Read Why

Group Attacks Pastor T B Joshua, Read Why
T. B. Joshua

A group, Arigidi Leaders Of Thought has asked the Ondo state government and security operatives in the state to caution the senior pastor of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Joshua "and his agents to order and allow the prevailing peace in Arigidi Akoko to continue."

In a statement made available to our reporter by the group, the group accused T.B Joshua and his agents of unwholesome activities in the last five years in Arigidi Akoko, Ondo state.

"Shortly after transition of the former king into eternity, two prominent princes, among others, showed their interest to succeed the late king.

"The two are the incumbent, Oba Yisa Olanipekun and Prince Tunde Olanipekun, who is a member of Pastor Joshua' church. After a thorough and profound selection process, the kingmakers settled for Oba Yisa Olanipekun with a vote of nine out of fourteen (9-14).

"The latest was last week when a group of war mongers decided to celebrate their own traditional Ajagbo festival, long after the traditional festival, which is traditionally held in the month of September, has ended.

"Expectedly, it led to trouble and a serious breach of peace, as those opposed to the desecration of the town's age long tradition stood up to stop the abominable act.

"It took God's grace and the wisdom of some leaders in the town to avert what may have been a bloodshed. We are particularly surprised with the actions and antics of Pastor Joshua and these people since the installation of Kabiyesi Oba Yisa Olanipekun," the statement reads in part.

The group said the pastor failed to use his office as a prominent son of the town to attract development to Arigidi Akoko like other religious leaders have done with their homestead.

"We are aware that Pastor David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel has used his position to transform his hometown into an enviable position in Kwara State. It is the same with other foremost men of God, whose good deeds have rubbed off on their place of birth.

"It is no surprise that Arigidi Akoko has failed to witness any tangible development, because these people have sworn to ensure that no form of development comes to the town.

The group said as concerned leaders, it is appealing to all concerned to sheath their sword and join hands with Oba Olanipekun to develop the town for common heritage.

"While we appeal to Pastor Joshua and others in the different camps, we also want to call on all security agencies in Ondo State, especially the police, to ensure that they do their job without any form of bias.

We are aware that there is a form of connivance between these people and the people, and would therefore want to urge the Inspector General of Police to call his men to order in this matter.

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