Sapele Diocese Anglican Communion Insist, Bishop Must Go, Place Cathedral Under Key and Lock

Members of the Sapele Anglican Diocese, Church of Nigeria in their renewed effort at removing their spiritual head, Bishop Rt. Rev (Dr) B.A Erifeta (JP) from office as the Bishop of the Sapele Diocese have protested round the streets of Sapele metropolis carrying placards bearing different inscriptions.
The protesting members of the diocese who were later in the day joined by members of St. John Anglican Church Amukpe, Christ Anglican Church Okpe road, All Saint Anglican Church, Isoko road Sapele, Church of Transfiguration, Ugbeyiyi, St. Andew Anglican Church Abeke road, Anglican Church Ovade Oghara etc with the inscription which says No Laity No Bishop, No Congregation no Bishop, we say no to the Insult of our elders, No to greed, No to money laundry, foreign trips, we want accountability of our funds, No to oppression, no to embezzlement, no to evil prophesy, Bishop Erifeta must go etc.Picture 002(1)
The protesters went round Major streets within the Sapele metropolis chanting that Bishop Erifeta must go before their churches would be re-open for services as many shouted “ If Bishop Erifeta nor go, we no go attend church but go to other churches”.
The peoples warden of the Diocese Mr. Onojorhoevwo Oghenero who briefed journalists at the end of their protest said, the protest will continue until their primate comes from Abuja to remove the Bishop and take him along to Abuja to work in theological seminary before they would end their protest, appealing to the primate never to transfer him to other diocese so that he Bishop would not pollute and destroy those places he would be sent.Picture 001(1)
The protest was against what the church warden called financial recklessness, maladministration, and intimidation of members by the Bishop, incessant trips abroad, and insult on elders etc, reasons which informed their decisions to call on their spiritual head at
Abuja to remove their Bishop from their mix so that the church of God can move on.
The youth of the diocese in their hundred who started the protest had earlier rose from the youth synod at the diocese headquarters preparatory to their annual general synod at Jeddo in Okpe L.G.A and placed the Cathedral which is the largest congregation in town under lock with heavy keys carrying placards bearing various unprintable inscriptions listed above while in a letter dated 14th July 2015 which was copied the Bishop of the diocese elder, including all group of the diocese signed by Mr. Gbaragada Clinton the youth President and other elders (rescue team) asking His Grace, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Arch Bishop metropolitan and primate of the church of Nigeria to remove him.
The youths told the world how the Bishop in his 6 years administration of the diocese had reduced it to rubbles with members leaving to other branches and denominations in droves over undue financial burden.
A Knight of the Cathedral church of St Luke Anglican Church, Sir, S.A Agbaroli including other members from across the diocese in their separate interviews with journalists, collaborated the youths letter including the one from the rescue team which alleged all the sins of the Bishop, appealing to their highest authority to remove the Bishop for peace to reign so that the church of God can move forward.
Main while the bishop of the diocese could not be reach for his comment as he was said to have travelled out of town by security men stationed at his premises.