Clerics in Ebonyi under the umbrella of Divine Mandate Pastors Forum, on Tuesday, dismissed insinuation that there is a crisis in the forum.
Divine Mandate Pastors is made up of over 2,500 clerics formed in 2015 to support the election bid of Governor David Umahi through prayers.
Last week, some pastors in the Divine Mandate Forum including Ifeanyi Igwe and Ernest Anayo under the umbrella of concerned members of Divine Mandate Pastors Forum, accused the leadership of the Divine Mandate Pastors Forum led by Eunice Oyeyemi of Christ Embassy Church of leadership imposition, high-handedness, corruption and other forms of irregularities.
The group alleged that the leadership of the forum were not only high-handed, but planted men and women, whom it felt could protect and defend its interest at the state and local government levels in the Forum which most of them were members of Christ Embassy.
But some Pastors including Rev. Odu Paul Ozoemenam, Eluru Ifeanyichukwu, Blessing Ali, Mike Nwankwo, Njoba Ambassador, Oyari Michael, Christian Igbala, Stanley Ori, Offor Godwin among others, said the accusations against Oyeyemi are all lies.
In a communiqué signed by the Pastors and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, the Pastors said “we the members of the Divine Mandate make bold to say that the allegations are baseless.
“Divine Mandate Pastors is not in crisis and we are more than ever committed to the vision of His Excellency for setting up the forum.
Every Monday, we gather together at the Government House Chapel to pray at different locations in the state”.
The pastors explained that Ernest Anayo and Ifeanyi Igwe as impostors, stressing that they are not members of Divine Mandate Pastors Forum, adding that the Ifeanyi and Ernest are self-acclaimed pastors as they don’t have a pulpit.