Abia State government has denied reports claiming that the Governor of Abia State Dr Alex Otti has lifted the ban it placed on the 2024 annual convention of The Apostolic Christian Church Mission, ACCM. The government also clarified that the Governor has not recognised any General Overseer for the church as reported on the social media.
A press release issued and signed by Apostle K.C Wiper, the Special Adviser on Religious Matters to Gov Alex Otti states that “The attention of Abia State Government has been drawn to a false publication on a Facebook page of the Apostolic Christian Church Mission (ACCM), purporting that the Abia State Governor, Dr Alex C. Otti, OFR, has recognised a General Overseer for the Church and that the annual convention has been approved.
Let it be known to all and sundry that His Excellency, Dr Alex Otti, has neither approved the lifting of ban earlier placed on the 2024 annual convention nor endorsed anyone as General Overseer.
It is important to state categorically that the Governor has no role in selecting leadership for the Church, or any church for that matter.
Government wishes to state that its interest in the ACCM matter is only to ensure against the breakdown of law and order, sequel to the unhealthy leadership tussle going on in the church.
Further announcements will be made in due course.