The President, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, has declared that the crisis rocking the church is now over.
Addressing reporters at the commencement of the 2020 virtual pastors conference at the CAC All Saint Chapel, Basorun, Ibadan, Akinosun said all stakeholders have come together to put an end to the crisis.
According to him, the crisis has rocked the church to its very foundation with several cases instituted in various courts over the years. He recalled that there have been several moves in the past to settle the crisis by dialogue, but some mundane issues came up and stalled the reconciliation efforts.
“All stakeholders have been instructed to end the crisis and we have all agreed that enough is enough; total unification is ongoing and we are setting up a very strong Interrogation committee made up of nominees of all critical stakeholders to fine tune the process of total interrogation of all the aggrieved groups in the church.
“The interrogation committee will work within a given time frame and will be guided strictly by terms of reference to ensure our interrogation produces what our motto says ‘One fold, One interrogation.’
“This committee will work on our administrative structure, and it would give us a unity constitution and other matters that would smoothen our total interrogation,” Akinosun said.
Speaking on the theme of this year’s conference, “God in the Adminstration of Man,” Akinosun said that the theme was prophetic judging by the events that unfolded in the world from December, 2019, when China reported the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
He also reacted on the latest revised Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) on religious institutions, saying that the law might not be generally applicable to all religious institutions. He said the law is also discriminatory, odd and should be sent back to the National Assembly for amendment.
The church has been embroiled in internal crisis since 1991 leading to its factionalisation.