A member of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM), Dr Aaron Akinloye, has said that his pastor, Dr Daniel Olukoya, did not send him to the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, for any reason.
According to him, “in a recent video that has been circulating for some days now, Sowore was seen addressing a group of people with wrong information on a Maryland US lawsuit that has been won by MFM in a US court, where he
alleged that the MFM GO sent someone to him for a meeting, as well as offered to bank roll his political ambition, and this is very far from the truth.”
Dr Akinloye, who admitted meeting Sowore, “on other private matters,” said he, however, “wondered how he would have been chosen for such an assignment when he was not in the position to deal with such matters,” according to his stayement in an online platform, Nairaland.
In his response to Sowore in Nairaland between the 3rd and
5th of September, he wrote: ‘’I Dr Aaron Akinloye have never said that the General Overseer sent
me to you. You would recall that we were talking about UNILAG Alumni when you showed interest
in the development of the school.
“Please, be very careful with the way you spread unconfirmed
news. Mr Sowore, let me ask you, on what capacity would the G.O. have sent me to you? I am not
his media person. Please, be careful the way you are going about this.
“In fact, Sowore needs help. Does he think he can sit down somewhere and begin to confuse the whole world? Sowore’s claims that Dr D.K. Olukoya is offering to finance his political campaign is a mere media stunt to get attention. The G.O. neither gets involved in politics nor does he know that Sowore even has a political ambition.
‘’Sowore, when did I tell you that the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries would like to finance your campaign? The
man of God who doesn’t get involved in politics. Does he even know that you are contesting for
anything? If you are looking for attention, you won’t get it. I strongly advise you to desist from
your antics, particularly the way you are dragging me into your political moves. If you fail to desist from
slandering my name, I will take a legal action against you.”
“In that same video, he spoke about the Maryland church case, which has already been won by the church with all evidence and document
presented, of which Sowore did not do proper findings of facts before publishing it on his Sahara
platform all in effort to slander the image of the ministry and Dr Dk Olukoya.
“He was even given a long period of grace according to sources close to the General Overseer. He was warned to desist from publishing slanderous, malicious and unconfirmed stories against Dr Olukoya and the ministry but all the warnings fell on deaf ears and this left the church with no other option than to seek legal redress.”