$9.3m Arms Deal: Oritsejafor Is A Man Of God, I Can Vouch For Him-Pastor Adeboye

October 21, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, yesterday, described the national president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor as a man of God and someone he trust.

Adeboye said this in London during an ecclesiastical visit as reported by Vanguard Newspaper.

Defending the CAN President on the seizure of $9.3 million arms purchase funds by South Africa, Pastor Adeboye said: “Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is a man of God I trust and I can personally vouch for him. I believe on the issue of his aircraft being chartered and the purpose it was used for he had no prior knowledge.

“I’m sure God will continue to build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail in Jesus name. One anointed cannot attack another anointed. A pastor cannot attack another pastor. Touch not my anointed is what God said. Some Nigerians have questioned the use of Pastor Oritsejafor’s private jet by the Federal Government to convey the money to South Africa, accusing him of involvement in money laundering.”

The Federal Government had also defended Pastor Oritsejafor in the botched arms deal saying the CAN President has no hand in the deal.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan (Public Affairs), Dr. Doyin Okupe, told newsmen in Abuja: “Oritsejafor is the President of CAN and head of all Christians in Nigeria who is representing at least, 50 per cent of people in this country. When it comes to a man like that, people should be cautious and circumspect.”