Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, the Shepherd of the Most High God at Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos, has dismissed as dead on arrival the controversial Companies & Allied Matters Act (CAMA) recently passed into law by the Nigerian governing, saying the Federal Government of Nigeria has no rights to interfere in the affairs and running of churches in the country.
Primate Ayodele expressed his opinion on the controversial CAMA law at the 26th Anniversary celebration of his yearly book of prophecies, Warnings to the Nations (WTN), held yesterday at the church headquarters in Lagos. The celebration, which featured a joint public presentations of his new book titled “A Compendium of Ten Thousand & More Fulfilled Prophecies” published in Warnings to the Nations (A Collection of divine signals) from 1994-2020 and the 2020-21 edition of Warnings to the Nations offered the respected primate the opportunity to address the CAMA controversy in Nigeria and other developments across the nations of the world.
The primate, who strongly expressed his displeasure at the Nigeria’s government attempt at interfering in the affairs of churches in the country through the CAMA law, said he was ready to go on 300 days fasting and prayer to stop the law. “The government has made a mistake to poke nose into the affairs of churches in the country. It is a mistake for the government to poke nose into God’s affairs. The idea of churches is divine. The CAMA law can ruin the government because they want to fight God with the law. The government is yet to solve the problems of the nation. CAMA is dead on arrival. CAMA is a joke. President Buhari is a joker. I’m ready to go on 300 days prayer and fasting to fight CAMA,” the cleric declared.
Ayodele fumed that the government, who he said does not know how his church supports 6,000 widows and other less privileged with food items, money and empowerment monthly and also picks several administrative bills cannot interfere in the affairs of his church. He heaped the blames of the government’s attempt at interfering in the affairs of churches in the country on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which he said is weak and not proactive.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) needs a very strong and proactive leadership. Over the years till now the CAN leaders are stooges of the government. The government picks CAN leaders to do its bidding. They cannot speak the truth to the government because of the stipends that they collect from the government. Why are the other fathers in the faith in this country not telling the truth to the government against CAMA? It is because of the stipends that they collect from the government. It is only Bishop Oyedepo who has consistently been standing his grounds against the Nigeria government. Where are the other fathers who have the voice to speak on the behalf of the voiceless churches? CAN needs a very strong proactive leaders who can speak the truth to the government,” Primate Ayodele said.