Five Pentecostal bishops have been banned from officiating in any bishopric gathering in the Niger Delta.
terse statement, issued on November 30, 2013, by Pentecostal Bishops in
the Niger Delta and signed by the acting National Secretary of the
organisation, Bishop David Benedict, said the unnamed bishops committed a
sacrilegious act when, in company of seven other clerics from the
region, indulged in alleged disgraceful act “without minding their
highly exalted position in Christendom”.
While commending the National President of Christian Association of
Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, and the South-south Chairman,
Arch-Bishop God-Dowell Avwormakpa, for suspending the bishops, he lauded
the CAN President for his effort to religious body in the country.
The group called for peace between Governor Chibuike Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan.