My Greatest Opposition Comes From Fellow Christians – Ayo Oritsejafor
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s six years as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are years he does not like to speak about.
The period was not without tribulation, but Pastor Oritsejafor says he was more opposed by Christians than he was by those branded unbelievers.
Opening up on his six-year tenure at the 30th anniversary celebration service of the Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Pastor Oritsejafor said throughout his tenure he was vocal against the killing of Christians in the northern part of Nigeria, adding that the Christians he fought for, rose up against him.
The former CAN President said his decision to vie for the position was reached when some Pastors from the Northern Nigeria approached him severally which he initially declined but had a change of mind when they told him of the killing of Christians in the north.
He appreciated God for seeing him through as President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and CAN, describing it as eventful, especially in speaking against the oppression of Christians in the nation.
"I decided to remain silent after my tenure as CAN President for personal reasons," Pastor Oritsejafor said.
One thing he will continue to do, according to him, is taking centre stage in the affairs of Christians across the state and beyond.
The former CAN President had come under attack over his alleged involvement in an arms deal that did not go well in South Africa.
His private jet had been identified as the airbus that took the individuals caught with $10 million in South Africa, which the administration of Goodluck Jonathan said it was aware of.