A new video has surfaced online, where some representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) attended Sunday service at the Abuja branch of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) at the weekend.
The leader of CAN North Central, Israel Akanji, and FCT Chapter, Jonah Samson at the occasion, declared their support for the church and the pastor.
Speaking during the service, Akanji said he was impressed and blessed in COZA, adding that the church is praying for Pastor Fatoyinbo and COZA and hopes that he comes out victorious.
His words: “I thought I knew music until I came into Coza , I have been greatly impressed touched and blessed in this place.
“We are with you, we will continue to be with you, we are in support of your pastor and stand by him as this church continue to march forward and gate of hell shall not prevail.
“My message for you is in Colossians 1:3 , the church in Nigeria is praying for you, we pray this church rise from glory to glory.
“In the journey of life sometimes we find ourselves wounded and dying the people we expect to come and help us are not there they are the once that work out what Samaritan did in time of need was show love today we have come”.
“I believe God has set up COZA church for our generation to do things differently. If anything happens to COZA it happens to the body of Christ.
“Our goal is to the victory of God and I pray nothing will bring this church down in Jesus name
“How can we hear that one church God has a plan for us going through this Jerusalem-Jericho road and walk away? We will not do such a thing.
“We are here to let you know we are with you. Lord will bring you out stronger and your pastor by the grace of God will continue to be the voice of God
“We pray the lord stands by you because you are not alone and have brothers praying for you.”
Newspeakonline recalls that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo was recently accused of rape by Busola Dakolo, wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo. Several other women have also come out to accuse the pastor of either raping them or sexually exploiting or molesting them.
Massive protests that followed the accusation forced the pastor to step down from his position as senior pastor.
Many Nigerians are however still insisting that Fatoyinbo must be prosecuted. The dust is yet to settle before Sunday’s solidarity visit by the CAN leaders who are now being slammed on social media, with many Nigerians calling them out on Twitter.
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