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Crisis paralyzes activities of Igbomina Anglican Diocese of Kwara, Esie

- - as congregation clamours for sack of Bishop Emmanuel Adeoye Adekola.

Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin.

For the second time within this year, the crisis erupted and paralyzed all activities again in the Igbomina Diocese Anglican Communion, Kwara State raised its ugly head on Wednesday morning.

Early Wednesday morning, the people of the acient town of Esie, the headquaters of the diocese woke up to witness the repainting of Bishop Court with different placards

The placards carried messages calling for the sack of Bishop Emmanuel Adeoye Adekola.


The crisis started over a year ago also witnessed the closure of St. Michael’s Cathedral early this year.

The congregation had accused the bishop of high handedness, mismanagement of funds, and non consultation on issues concerning the diocese.

When our reporter visited the Bishop court along museum road at about 6:00am, the walls of the walls were littered with placards with various inscriptions.
A clergy of the diocese was seen taking pictures of the placard. He refused to reply to inquiries from our reporter.

Passerbyes later converged at the gate to read the inscrptions. There was procession nor chanting of any sort.

Few minutes later, men of Oro Divisional policemen came to the scene with other security agents.
On the second visit by our correspondent to the court revealed that the placards have been removed.

Attempts to speak with some top members of the congregation proved abortive as some were said to have been invited by security men to broker peace.

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