African Church crisis worsens as South South sacks South West Bishops


By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

The Leadership tussle in the African Church has assumed a tribal dimension as the South-south region of the church has reportedly issued a marching order to Bishops of the South-West region to relocate from their states.

An inside source who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Uyo said Bishop James Bamilede from Ekiti state who was at Fourtowns, branch Uyo, and the Archbishop of the Calabar Province, A. A Odufuwa have been sacked from their stations following the return of embattled Primate of the Church, Bishop Emmanuel Udofia from Lagos.

The source who spoke in confidence further disclosed that Edo and Delta states besides sending bishops of Yoruba ethnic nationality packing, have also threatened a breakaway due to the continued harrassment and schemes by the Western provinces to ensure Emmanuel Udofia did not complete his tenure as the current primate of the church.

During the reception of Primate Udofia at St Stephen’s Cathedral Uyo, penultimate…

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