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.
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;
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.
Reported by Felix Uka in Abakaliki