- There have been several attacks on the life on Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, says Archbishop God-do-well Avwomakpa
- Avwomakpa says it has been God saving Pastor Oritsejafor from those who want him dead
Archbishop God-do-well Avwomakpa, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South-South, has revealed that there were monies paid for the elimination of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
Avwomakpa said there were plots to remove the immediate national past national chairman of the association, dead or alive.
Vanguard reports that the Archbishop spoke at an interdenominational thanksgiving service in Warri organized by CAN, South-South to honour Oritsejafor, who completed his sixth year-tenure, July, 2016.
Avwomakpa said: “The black race and the indeed the entire body of Christ is blessed to have Papa Ayo Oritsejafor. For those of you that were not close to him, let me tell you that there were monies paid to kill him.
There were those who fasted and prayed until he died, but he was carrying the spirit-of-not-die. I want to give him the name today, Eghwubare (meaning when you send missiles to a man and he refuses to die).”
Though the CAN South-South chairman did not give details of the plot, he maintained that for people like Papa Ayo, who he described as “a voice for the church” and many others in our land that have been standing in the gap, Nigeria would have collapsed by now.
CAN president, Rev Ayokunle, remarked that Oritsejafor is one of the most misunderstood leaders and commended him for his selfless service.
He added: “Without flattering you, without sycophancy, without any addition, to lead the church for one month in Nigeria is like passing through the valley of the shadow of death.
For you to be able to do that for six years is really amazing. I look at you with envy because this seat, to me, is too low.”
This is just as the president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude, apologized to him on behalf of the church for what he described as the misconceptions, insults and pain that that he went through till date while he served as CAN chairman.
Reverend Omobude, who described Oritsejafor as a long time friend and brother, asserted: “There has not been many like Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, he is a friend who weeps with you when you are weeping, he knows when you are happy and when you are in pains.
I am not a stranger, but I can tell you this nation has never had a voice of the church of Jesus Christ as Pastor Ayo’s voice.
I am not saying he is perfect, and he does not tell you that he is, but the legacy he left behind is beyond buildings, structures and the enemies of the church.”