The Christian Association of Nigeria has taken over the case of the sacked Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo.
According to Punch Newspaper, the executive members of CAN, The African Church, the CCTL Governing Council, held a meeting on the Lagos Island over the incident on Monday.
Although participants at the meeting kept silent on how the event played out, it was gathered that the Christian leaders resolved to hand over the case to CAN at the state level.
Bolanle, the wife of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had attended an anointing service at the chapel on May 14, 2017.
She was reported to have become angry that she was not called first to be anointed and stormed out despite entreaties from the women leaders in the church.
According to earlier reports, on the following day, Taiwo got the sack, with an instruction to vacate his official quarters within 24 hours.
The cleric was said to have been offered accommodation by some of his church members, who condemned the action of the wife of the governor.
Due to the backlash that trailed the incident, the state government changed the venue of its Lagos at 50 thanksgiving service from the chapel to the banquet hall of the state house, Ikeja.
It was reported that some of the chapel members did not show up for the Sunday service, while a two hour meeting was later held by the chapel’s leadership with registered members of the church.
Punch reports that some key members of the governing council, CAN, African church would be having a meeting on Monday (yesterday).
A source at the meeting said the matter had been handed over to the state chapter of CAN.
He said, “It was a meeting of the leadership of CAN. It was a peace meeting. Nobody is interested in creating unnecessary tension in the polity, especially at this time when Lagos is celebrating its 5oth anniversary.
“We have decided to hand over the case to CAN to handle. The church is waiting for CAN to mediate and do the appropriate thing. We will not speculate. We have decided to trust them.”
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