Assemblies of God re-elects General Superintendent

The leadership crisis rockinģ Assemblies of God Church Nigeria may be having a solution.

The sign followed the  re-election  of Rev. Dr Chidi Okoroafor as its

General Superintendent for another term of four years.

The cleric recently got  re-elected during the 36th General Council Meeting

of the church holding at its Evangel Camp located at KM 48 Enugu/Abakaliki

Expressway, Okpoto/Ntezi in Ebonyi State.

Okoroafor polled a total of 5,990 votes to clinch victory while the first

and second runners-up in the election, Rev. Ejikeme Ejim, and Rev. Gabriel

Michael polled a total of 467 and 49 votes respectively. Five other clerics

polled different vote figures.

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Aside the position of General Superintendent, other officers of the church

such as the position of the Assistant General Superintendent, General

Secretary, General Treasurer, among others were also elected.

According to the electoral committee (Tellers Committee) chaired by Hon.

Justice Onyiri Frank of the Rivers State Judiciary, a total of 10,145

delegates were to vote in the elections.

In the case of the General Superintendent, the Tellers Committee disclosed

that the total votes cast were 6,782 while 4,521 votes were required in

that poll to determine the winner.

Okoroafor was first elected by the General Council in 2014 and had,

according to the members of the church, had led the church meritoriously;

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hence, prompting his re-election to retain his position.

It was gathered that there was neither formal declaration of interest by

those whose names appeared on the ballot papers nor purchase of forms. They

were written by the delegates who felt they could occupy the same post.

In his speech, Rev. Okoroafor thanked the delegates for expressing the

confidence they have for his leadership which they expressed through the

ballot; pledging to do more for the growth of the church. Ends

Photo of the re-elected Bişhop in the centre flanked by the wife

and other church leaders during the council meeting.

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Reported by Felix Uka in Abakaliki