General Overseer of INRI Evangelical
Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Babatunde
Ayodele, has slammed the president of the
Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for
operating as “Christian politician”, rather
than a Christian leader he was expected to
Speaking to Vanguard over several national
issues, the cleric said CAN is nothing to write
home about as the association is now
“Truth is bitter but you have to say it! CAN is
political! Ayo Oritsejafor is not operating as
CAN but as a Christian politician. CAN is
blindfolded and there is no leadership in it.
That’s why we’re getting so many things
wrong in Christendom.
“CAN doesn’t know how many churches we
have in the country, it has not created any
youth empowerment or pastors’
empowerment. CAN should be scrapped.
“Christianity is not how rich you are but how
well you’ve been able to touch the lives of
others. CAN should employ not less than
20,000 youths and should do something
about women, widows.
“The truth is: Ayo Oritsejafor is a politician
and not a pastor.”
Primate Ayodele said further that Oritsejafor
never honours invitation from white garment
Wondering why, the cleric asked, “Is he God
to say a church is not genuine? Any man
who does that is not a pastor! It’s not your
right to say you are holy!
“But the Bible says God has blessed us with
the spirit of discernment…
Can Ayo see? Is he a prophet? How can he
tell me his spirit discerns?”
He rated white garment churches to be
among the best worldwide.
“White garment churches are among the best
worldwide! That’s why you see influential
men and women going to them for prayers!
Why don’t they remain in their Pentecostal
“Even pastors from Pentecostal churches go
to white garment churches to consult
privately and get spiritual powers.
“I am a godfather to many Pentecostal
churches but I have no godfather! God is my
only father in the Lord!”
Primate Ayodele submitted that CAN needs
change of leadership.
“We need somebody who is more vibrant as
CAN leader,” he said.