In a bid to end the factionalization of the church, leaders of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) have indicated interest in jointly appointing nine new leaders to serve as trustees of the church.
The church has been in crisis since 1990, over a leadership tussle which eventually led to emergence of the two factions. The factions have been dragging each other to court since then without a solution.
But both factions set up a nine-member unification committee in November, 2020 to end the 30-year-old crisis.
A member of the committee told The Nation that the committee has successfully worked out an agreement that will see each faction nominate leaders that will serve as trustees for the unified church. The agreement also includes that all pending court cases will be withdrawn to enable the unified church come into being.
This came as a faction of the Supreme Council named new officers in Ibadan on Tuesday to pilot its affairs. The authority of the faction which has its headquarters in Agbowo, Ibadan, named Pastor S. O. Ogundare as President, Pastor A. O. Akinwole as the General Superintendent, Prophet E. O. Alonge as General Evangelist and Pastor Paul Eniola Adegbite as General Secretary.
Others are Pastor Nathaniel I. Oyewole (General Treasurer) and Pastor M. B. Ayantoye (Publicity Secretary).
Ayantoye said that the unification committee has made tremendous progress in its work including drafting of a new constitution for the church.
He said each faction was already working to send names of trustees to the committee, pointing out that the church will file terms of settlement in court to pave way for the unified CAC.