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Hundreds of ordained ministers, comprising pastors and apostles of the Apostolic Christian Church Mission (ACCM), on Thursday at Aba, Abia State, protested the sealing of their National Headquarters located on Omuma Road, Aba.
They said the church, which has over 1,000 branches nationwide with the largest concentration in the state where it was founded over 72 years ago, was sealed on Saturday, December 31, 2022, on the order of the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who is not a member of the church.
The protesters, who wore white and black cassocks singing and dancing along Aba-Owerri road near Osisioma Flyover, carried placards with inscriptions such as, ‘Ikpeazu, respect God to avoid divine wrath, Unseal our ACCM at 34 Omuma road Aba,’ ‘ACCM does not support tribalism’ etc.
While addressing journalists, the church’s Spokesman, Apostle Christopher Ogbuagu, said: ‘There are few of our church elders who are politicians, and who are relatives of the state governor.
‘Ikpeazu wants to foist an unpopular bishop on the church, following the death of the former bishop.’
In another report, the Government of Ebonyi State will soon introduce a rail transport system from Abakaliki Town to the International Airport.
Governor David Umahi made this announcement during a Local Government APC Rally held at Nkwagu Primary School in Abakaliki Local Government Area.
Governor Umahi pointed out that the project, which would be carried out in partnership with the incoming government, would diversify mode of transportation within the urban and to the Airport.
The Governor applauded the people and Stakeholders of Abakaliki Local Government Area for their massive mobilization to the rally, saying it was an indication of their readiness to possess their stake in the March Guber poll.
He urged them to vote for their son Chief Francis Nwifuru for Governorship and all Candidates of APC for the realization of the next level in development.