Nigerian Pastors Blast Ogboni Cultist, White Garment Pastor Solomon Oladimeji
July 5th, 2014 – Nigerian Pastors Blast Ogboni Cultist, White Garment Pastor Solomon Oladimeji “Stop Tarnishing The Body Of Christ”
A white garment pastor and the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Orisun Ayo with branches at Ketu, Alapere and Odogunyan in Ikorodu, Lagos who claimed he’s a member of Saala Ogboni Fellowship of Nigeria, SOFN has warned by the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Rev Felix Omobude to stop tarnishing the image of Christ
The controversial Church founder said he is a very active member of the Ogboni secret society where he occupies the position of Oluwo and the third in command to the overall head of the fraternity.
He had also claimed that many of the pastors within the Orthodox and the Pentecostal fold are members of Ogboni fraternity, adding that his membership of Ogboni is not only approved by the C&S church in Nigeria but equally recognized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) while he dared any pastor to refute his claim.
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and General Superintendent of New Covenant Church in Benin, Rev Felix Omobude has called on the acclaimed Ogboni clergy, Pastor Solomon Oladimeji to desist from making statements capable of tarnishing the body of Christ.
PFN Condemns Ogboni Pastor
In his response to Oladimeii’s claims, the PFN President observed that the controversial clergy is of the Cherubim and Seraphim church and as such has no place in PFN. “Whether they allow Ogboni pastor to be their prophet, that question will better go to Cherubim and Seraphim organization. Secondly, he indicted PFN members, alleging that some of them visit him in search of power. If it is true, it means that people come to him to ask for help to make their church grow and turn around to speak against him. He should mention their names, PFN is interested to know such a pastor that does that and belongs to the PFN.
“If you look at the story and see the future of his church, you will wonder why a pastor who claims to be giving other pastors power to make their church grow cannot boast of a reasonable population. He should use his congregation as a living example. He is at liberty to mention the PFN members that normally patronize them. There are structures in PFN that handle such a situation. If a pastor is indicted, and upon investigation, if it is found to be true, such a pastor will be suspended,” Omobude stated.
Anselm Madubuko Blasts Ogboni Pastor
In his own reaction, popular preacher and top leader in PFN, Apostle Anselm Madubuko, Senior Pastor of Revival Assembly Ministry, Lagos, dared Oladimeji to mention the names of pastors that he claims are members of Ogboni fraternity. “If he is sure of what he is talking about, then let him announce the names of the pastors. There is no true man of God that patronizes Ogboni except pastors like himself,” Madubuko stated.
The Cherubim and Seraphim Movement in Nigeria, the denomination which Oladimeji belongs to in its own reaction dissociated the church from his claims insisting that he doubles as a pastor in the church and also a leader of the Ogboni fraternity.
Speaking on behalf of the church, the Deputy General Secretary, Surulere district, Benjamin Alaka said that Oladimeji is not a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement, Ayo nio.
“Anyone can wake up and open a church with Cherubim and Seraphim name. We are the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church with headquarters in Kaduna. We have our branches across the different states of Nigeria. We do not condone such in our church therefore; he cannot be one of us. If you take a closer look, you will discover that his own ends with Orisun-Ayo while our own is Ayo nio.
It’s just like the different Baptist churches that are independent of one another. We do not know him, hence he does not know what he is talking about”, the church scribe explained.
Responses from Other Pastors
“He is looking for cheap publicity, by dragging pastors into unconfirmed stories just to discourage Christians. If pastors actually come to him for powers to increase their ministries why has he not increased the number of his followers in Cherubim and Seraphim? If it is true that people get results in Ogboni why do they still seek the truth in other churches?
. “Such is common in Benin and whenever they are in procession, they hide their faces from people. If they are not devilish, why should they hide their faces? The gospel of the Lord has suffered all kinds of war and still stands strong. These are people we pray and bind every day. Light and darkness have nothing to do with each other. Therefore no Christian should respond to such blasphemy. I am not saying that some pastors do not visit them; it is possible because every profession has its fake, even among journalists. He does not need anyone’s permission to mention names, if he has a proof. I do not expect any of the Christian bodies to respond to his accusation because that will only spread his devilish gospel. We have seen a lot of things in the work of the kingdom and truth will always prevail.”