Our attention has been drawn to an interview purportedly credited to Bolaino and Tashawn, anchor of the interview on www.naij.com wherein it was alleged by Bolaino that our father, His Eminence Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is currently supplying guns to members of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA through Chief, Ayirimi Emami and others at large.
Ordinarily, we would not have responded to this publication but because the allegations are weighty, we decided to set the record straight to educate the public.
First, we wouldn’t want to join issues with Naij.Com because of the said publication but to respectfully call on its management to screen every content before publication so as to save itself of any litigation that may arise even though we know that the views expressed therein are that of Bolaino.
Secondly, we deny in its entirety all the allegations raised in the said publication which is set to smear the good image and reputation of His Eminence, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor with view to tarnish his image.
Let it be on record because Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor has never bought, given or stock weapons in his church, Word of Life Bible Church, a.ka. The International Gospel Centre at anytime and would not do so.
Please Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is an elder brother and spiritual father to Chief Ayirimi Emami and he is not distributing arms through him(Emami) or any other person to fight on his behalf.
We make bold to say that the publication by Bolaino is malicious, mischievous and calculated to ridicule the good image of Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor.
Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor in anytime did not meet with or ask the traditional ruler of Udu Kingdom, HRM. Delekpe Esq to sack all Ijaws resident in Udu Kingdom.
This allegation by Bolaino is capable of fuelling ethnic wars among the Urhobos and Ijaws.
We cchallengeBolaino to disclose his real identity with his full names including that of his sponsors and those he claimed that Pastor Ayo gave arms to fight.
Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is a man of God and will never kill his enemies let alone a faceless Bolaino who is afraid to disclose his true identity.
It will interest Bolaino and Tashawn to know that Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor has always preached and acted peace daily as well as empowered people from the various ethnic nationalities with 25 cars, 50 tricycles, 500 grinding machines, annually as part of his church’s co-operate social rresponsibilityto eradicate poverty from Nigeria and cannot be seen to be fuelling ethnic conflicts.
It will also interest Bolaino and Tashawn to also know that Pastor Ayodele Jospeh Oritsejafor is the most detribalized man of God and the most generous with his pulpit. So, the claims of Bolaino lacks elements of truth in its content and nature as it’s the figment of his own imagination.
Therefore, ten million miscreants like Bolaino and Tashawn cannot bring down Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor who has laboured to carve a niche for himself, family, community, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria and the World.
However, let us use this medium to educate Bolaino and Tashawn paragraph by paragraph and word for word.
In the publication, they claimed Shell Petroleum Development Company operates in Ijaw part of Delta State. This is not true because when Shell was in Delta State it operated in virtually all parts of the state without any ethnic colouration.
The illiterates claimed Chevron has an oil tank in “Ugboroda” Escravos in Warri South-West of Delta State.
Please take note, there is no place like that but what we have is Ugborodo in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Bolaino claimed he once stayed in Ogborikoko area. If truly he stayed in that area, he should have known that there is no place called “Ogborikoko” but what we have is Ugborikoko in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
Chief Ayirimi has every right to decamp to any political party of his choice and please note, it was not assumed anywhere that he (Emami) betrayed the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP at the national level at anytime as claimed by Bolaino.
Bolaino referred to Chief Ayirimi Emami as an Itsekiri Activist. No, you are wrong. Chief Ayirimi Emami is a Niger Delta Activist fighting for the interest of not only the Itsekiris but the interests of the Ijaws, Isokos, Urhobos, Aniomas etc.
Bolaino claimed that Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is trying to escape prison because he ate and shared Federal Government’s money meant to fight Boko Haram, this is llaughableand childish.
Please, we challenge Bolaino to show proofs of this claim with original receipts to tender to a competent court and law enforcement agencies if not, hold your breathe for the rest of your life.
On Behalf of His Eminence Ayodele Oritsejafor
Former Christian Association of Nigeria President