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Monday, March 24, 2014

Assemblies of God's Church suspends General Superintendent over alleged fraud

The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Paul Emeka, has been suspended from the church over allegations of misconduct, highhandedness and financial misappropriation in the administration of the church, National Mirror reports.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State, the acting General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, disclosed that the decision to suspend the former GS was taken at the just concluded meeting of the General Committee held on Thursday March 6, 2014, in the Conference Hall of the National Secretariat, Enugu, after the committee had deliberated on the implications of his action on the image of the church worldwide.

 But ever since the authorities took the decision to suspend the GS, tension had continued to mount in the church as members were divided over the suspension. While some members on the side of the suspended General Superintendent felt that the authorities were highhanded in their action, others particularly the church authorities maintained that the church had degenerated to its lowest ebb since the administration of the suspended leader. In a letter dated March 6, 2014 titled “Re: Rev. Prof. Paul Emeka, former General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Nigeria” and signed by Rev. Dr. John Ikoni, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor and Rev. Dr. Vincent Alaje; the General Secretary, Acting General Superintendent and General Treasurer respectively, they maintained that their decision to suspend the former GS was hinged on the constitution which the GS acted against by dragging the church to court without first bringing his grievances to both the General Committee and the Executive committee members.

The church also accused the former General Superintendent of being autocratic, and involved in financial mismanagement; abuse of power and “above all took the church to court which tantamount to tarnishing the image of the church and bringing it to public ridicule.” While calling on members of the church to stop relating with Rev. Paul Emeka as GS of the church, the committee maintained that he had “ceased to function in any of the duties assigned to the Office of the General Superintendent in the Constitution and Bye- Laws of the General Council of Assemblies of God, Nigeria, with effect from Thursday March 6, 2014.” The committee warned: “ Should any administrative unit(s) or minister(s) or member(s) of Assemblies of God, Nigeria, relate with the former General Superintendent in any way that is contrary to the established practice for all such cases in Assemblies of God, Nigeria, such administrative unit(s) or minister(s) or member(s) would be doing so to their own detriment, and would attract commensurate disciplinary measure by the Executive Committee or the General Officers of Assemblies of God, Nigeria.”

In a swift reaction, the suspended General Superintendent, however, said that those allegations were targeted at discrediting him, adding that those who are championing the suspension issue are doing so because of their selfish and parochial interests. “Some leaders at the top of the hierarchy of the Assemblies of God who are championing this to achieve their political and leadership ambition may be happy now that they are serving their purpose, but they will be shamed,” the embattled cleric said.

National Mirror

1 comment:

  1. People of God, with Jesus Joy, we write to you after weeks of being off air especially with the news of what has been happening in and around the GENERAL COUNCIL OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NIGERIA. Lots of people have said so many things that are even unholy especially those whom we have counted and regarded as "HOLY" men whom have overnight turned into something we cannot imagine.

    The truth still remains that the "so-called" problem in AG Nigeria is because of quest for powers and greediness. God's people we can no longer keep quiet and watch these people intimidate both members and pastors.

    They claim to suspend the General Superintendent - Rev. Prof. Paul Emeka in an illegal meeting that was filled with lies. Why? Because he wants to maintain sanity in the church.

    Lots and loads of messages has flown in the air and even in the news papers in these past weeks and those messages are filled with lies and abuses that are unheard of even in the Christendom. And I pause and ask myself, ARE WE STILL BRETHREN?

    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NIGERIA AND ITS MEMBERS cannot and will never stand for evil.

    We still have REV. PROF. PAUL EMEKA as the General Superintendent of AG Nigeria and no one is doubting or countering that.

    Personally, I can't imagine in a corporate organization, having one man "eat the so-called money (which today they will say its 250m and tomorrow 450m and so on)" he is being accused of without having about two or three men joining him to do so.

    Let us not be blinded by the intimidation[s] of these people. No matter the way you view it, THE CHURCH IS STILL MARCHING ON AND THE GATES OF HELL WILL NEVER PREVAIL AGAINST IT.

    They claim to be in charge and are telling lies to God's people. But for how long will they cover the truth?

    Some folks keep asking why The cable network is off air and I keep telling them, GO AND ASK THE PEOPLE THAT CLAIM TO BE IN CHARGE.

    Some would also come and ask why the PEOPLE IN CHARGE keep having secret meetings and I still keep telling them to GO AND ASK THE PEOPLE THAT CLAIM TO BE IN CHARGE because if you are in charge, you won't be having secret meetings, locking offices, accusing people falsely, etc. and even using foul words even in the church of JESUS CHRIST.

    People of God, there are lots/loads of things to talk about but the truth is and still remains that REV. PROF. PAUL EMEKA is clean of what he is being accused of. Let's stand for the truth.

    I keep wandering by my little self: "what if Christ comes?" Are they coming to meet us in HEAVEN WITH ALL THESE LIES?

    Think about it.