An Akwa-Ibom-based clergyman has reportedly been suspended from the church for allowing a political party to hold a thanksgiving service in his branch.
Popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, made this disclosure in a Facebook post on Sunday night, October 2nd. He, however, did not mention the pastor’s name or church affected.
“A pastor is suspended for allowing a certain political party to hold her thanksgiving in his branch. Hummm. Christianity in the mud I cant even comprehend.” Armstrong wrote.
His Facebook followers, who confirmed the news in his comments, noted that the incident happened in an Apostolic church branch in Akwa-Ibom.
In related news, the Catholic Diocese of Gboko in Benue State suspended Reverend Father, Hycainth Alia, for expressing interest in the governorship contest of the state.
The Catholic priest is among the 12 governorship aspirants who purchased expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to participate in the party’s primary election.
In response, the Priest was suspended because his decision to join the Governorship race goes against the Church’s rule on partisan politics.
In a viral suspension letter addressed to all priests, religious and laity of the Catholic Diocese of Gboko, dated May 20, 2022 and signed by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Gboko, Bishop William Avenya, disclosed that the affected priest was earlier warned in line with the church’s rule on partisan politics.