A faction of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) has said that there is no sincere effort being made to end the crisis that has engulfed the church for over 30 years.
The General Secretary of CAC in Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor David Udofia, stated this at the opening of the annual pastors’ conference of the church at CAC, Oke Awamaridi, Odo Ona, Ibadan, on Tuesday.
Udofia said it is a great shame that despite great names that have emerged from the church, the crisis still persists.
“This month, September, marks the 32nd anniversary of the crisis that divided our dear church. It is a great shame that despite great names that have emerged from the church, respected bible scholars that have risen to leadership positions, we have found it difficult to proffer an effective solutions to the division in our dear church,” he said.
While noting that there were attempts to settle the crisis, Udofia said falsehood is one of the major reason the crisis has not been resolved.
Speaking on the 2023 general elections, the CAC General Secretary urged Nigerians not to vote for the enemy of the church or the enemy of the Christian faith.
He urged Christians to vote for people who will transform the country into a great nation, stressing that Christians should no longer be passive in politics.
“Past experiences have shown us that we Christians can no longer be passive in matters of politics and in electing those who will lead us. I want to urge you to go out and vote when it is time. And to vote according to your conscience and, to protect your faith,” he said.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to listen to the cries of Nigerian students and settle the disputes with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), saying, “an ailing educational sector is a dying nation.”