Rumble In RCCG As Pastor Adeboye Reportedly Directs Pastor Iluyomade To Resign

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… No, I Won’t, Pastor Iluyomade Fires Back

THE General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has reportedly written Pastor Idowu iluyomade, Pastor in charge of the Region 20, City of David branch of the church, and his wife asking them to resign as regional head of Apapa family and handover to his (Adeboye’s) son. 

However, Pastor Iluyomade was said to have discountenanced the directive. Sources who spoke with Eighteen-Eleven Media claim that in response to Daddy GO’s (as Pastor Adeboye is fondly called) letter, Pastor Iluyomade wrote back stating that he would not resign. The couple reportedly also threatened to pull out of RCCG and rename the Trinity Towers building as, according to them, the majority of the loan they took to put the building in place was done by a special funding arrangement (SPV) and not directly as RCCG responsibility.

•Pastor iluyomade and his wife, Siju

Hence, they cannot technically leave the church, as their name is tied to the building until they finish payment of the humongous loans.  

This position is however at variance with the position reportedly pushed forward by the couple while the construction of the edifice lasted. Eighteen-Eleven Media gathered that a sizable chuck of donations by congregants was made to the building under the guise that it was an RCCG  project started by the late Ps Eskor Mfon.  

Meanwhile, aside from being the Pastor of RCCG Region 20, City of David, Pastor  Iluyomade is also the Special Assistant to Pastor Adeboye on Christian Social Responsibility (CSR).

While no reason has been adduced for the tiff, informed sources point to the recent events surrounding the death of the Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, their son and a business partner.

Recall that Herbert Wigwe, who died in America in a helicopter crash, has been a member of the RCCG, worshipped with the City of David branch, and was a very highly rated financial contributor to the church activities. 

However, barely a week after the unfortunate incident in America, Pastor Iluyomade threw a lavish 60th birthday party for his wife, Siju. This reportedly not only infuriated the Wigwe family members but also informed their decision not to involve the church in the burial arrangements for the departed loved ones. Also, a purported directive issued to the RCCG never to come near his burial service could not be independently verified by Eighteen-Eleven Media at the time of filing this report.  

It was further gathered that Pastor Adeboye’s purported directive requesting Pastor Iluyomade’s resignation as RCCG City of David Pastor was to calm frayed nerves and appease the family of Wigwe who had been infuriated by Pastor Siju Iluyomade’s flamboyant birthday party, seen as insensitive to the mood of the moment.  

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

 

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