A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ in Akure, Ondo State, Pastor Adewale Giwa has stated that the political travails of Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode was caused by the sack of Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Venerable Femi Taiwo.
The cleric advised him and his wife Bolanale, to beg God for forgiveness over the matter.
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.
She was reported to be visibly angry and allegedly shunned entreaties from the women, which included the wife of the presiding chaplain.
The cleric got the sack the following day, a situation that led to outrage and attracted condemnation from the Christian community.
In reaction, Rt. Rev. Adeyemi, head the African Church, Ifako Diocese, who supervises Venerable Femi Taiwo, condemned the sack and eviction in strong terms.
The cleric compared Bolanle Ambode, to Abimbola Fashola, the heartthrob of ex-Governor and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
Similarly, Rt. Rev. Adeyemi, head the African Church, Ifako Diocese, told Bolanle Ambode to seek counsel from RCCG leader, Enoch Adeboye, over the incidence.
“Mrs Ambode is a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, let her go and ask the RCCG Pastor, Enoch Adeboye, whether what she did was the right thing to do to a minister of God,” Rt. Rev. Adeyemi fumed.
However, Pastor Giwa in a statement sent to DAILY POST, said, “God cannot let a sinner go unpunished. I will advise Governor Ambode and his wife to seek God for forgiveness.
“Their action to remove the person called a Man of God from office is uncalled for.
“From my findings, I was told that despite pleadings from church leaders and other reputable elders, Governor Ambode insisted the cleric must leave the church.
“Can you imagine that some church members reportedly contributed money to buy gas cooker and other household items for the family as they vacated the vicarage?
“Do power and recognition take you to heaven? This is what is happening virtually all over the churches today.
“The moment they see powerful persons in their midsts, they quickly give honour to them. In the case of Venerable Taiwo, he did not do that and got sacked.”