Buhari Joins Christians To Mourn CPM’s Late Founder, Rev Obiora Ezekiel

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the christian community and family of the late founder of the Christian Pentecostal Mission International,Rev Obiora Ezekiel, to mourn his demise.

REV. John U.Ezeh, Coordinator; CPM Int’l Imo state, Nigeria in a statement on Sunday announced the death of Reverend O. Ezekiel at age 73.

Prior to his departure, the church leadership stated that the late founder’s wish was that the vision of the church be kept alive.

Reacting to the development, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said that the current administration notes his giant strides.

The presidency stated that the late cleric raised many christian leaders as well as played a pioneering role in the establishment of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria – the umbrella body for all pentecostal churches in the nation.

According to Adesina,
“President Buhari believes the religious leader demonstrated love, peace and joy in pursuing his passion for soul winning, and worked assiduously for the growth and spread of the gospel within and outside Nigeria, holding outreaches.

“The President notes the General Overseer’s role in raising many spiritual sons, who have also moved on to mentor pastors, evangelists, and teachers, commending his vision for founding the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

“President Buhari urges prayers for the family of the departed, particularly his wife and spiritual partner, Rev. Dr Mercy Ezekiel, praying that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the renowned evangelist.”

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