The failed conspiracy against the. First Lady Mrs. Ambode

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The failed conspiracy against the. First Lady Mrs. Ambode

The failed conspiracy against the. First Lady Mrs. Ambode
June 08
16:02 2017

By Olajumoke Adeleke

When sheer ignorance degenerates into pure political mischief, couched in sleazy slogans, guttersnipe language and derogating doggerels, all with the mandate of the pull-him-down syndrome, especially from so called social commentators, there is cause for serious societal concern. When also an issue that is strictly within the purview of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has seen those same mischief makers climbing the rooftop to literally cry more than the bereaved, Nigerians cannot but begin to ask the pertinent questions.

The first of course, is to find out if indeed Pastor Femi Taiwo, whose sack has triggered his sympathisers’ sentimental angst was under the employment of the Lagos State government? The answer is “yes”. He was until recently, the chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, as part of the office of the First Lady and owned by the state government. And if so, has that government got the mandate to hire and to fire him, and any other civil servant for acts of gross misconduct? The response again is another resounding “yes!’.

But what about the First Lady, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode; has she got the constitutional power to sack any civil servant? Of course, not. Yet, one Paul Onomuakpokpo in his recent puerile piece on the said matter tried, but vainly too to convince his readers to that effect. He wrote: “The state government does not want us to link the ordeal of the pastor to the insufferable arrogance of the governor’s wife. It wants us to accept that the pastor had been a serial offender and it was the culmination of his offences that led to the termination of his employment and eviction”. We may not blame him based on his crass ignorance of the acts of misdemeanor his good friend has committed.

For instance, he might not have known that the good pastor flouted the church rules by going behind it to seek for seventy-five million naira (N75m) to fund a questionable youth empowerment programme. We may also forgive Paul for being ignorant of the pastor’s mania for money to have collected another forty million naira(N40 m) outside the knowledge of the church council. A “poor pastor” indeed!

Furthermore, it is utterly saddening for the concerned writer to have delved so morally low as to describe Mrs. Ambode as Lady Macbeth. Said he:“the period unveiled a Lady Macbeth in the Lagos State house and that while the state government was valourising democracy which privileges the will of the people, it was at the same time serving one of its residents a robust measure of authoritarianism.”  He should have known much better.

Contrary to that erroneous insinuation, those who have had the opportunity to meet with her on a personal basis would testify to her being imbued with the virtues of humility and commitment to the service of God. These are inborn attributes that have seen rise to become a Deacon in the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG).

In fact, not a few critical observers of the exemplary achievements of her husband within two years in office have attributed it also to his God-sent wife. She has been a conscientious companion, a confidant and prayer warrior. Such a virtuous woman would never, ever engage in acts capable of undermining her husband’s career success. But the writer wants the public to believe otherwise.  In his words: “The governor’s wife might have read somewhere the blurred lines between the state and the church in medieval times. Unfortunately for her, the state now should not be concerned with running the affairs of the church”.

Not done, he degenerated so abysmally low as to ask this quaint question-“If the state government were really concerned about the religious wellbeing of its people why did it not build houses of worship for other religious adherents?”

So, we have to ask him if he would have raised so much dust and dirt if the Ambode-led government had built such Babalawo and Olorisha shrines and sacked any of the priests? Ha! Ha!

Perhaps, Onomuakpokpo should also have vented his spleen when the erstwhile Governor Babatunde Fashola sacked Pastor Olu Adeleke, his personal assistant on Christian Affairs, collected his car and chased him out of office and residence within 24 hours!

Truth be said that, those who live in glass houses must never throw stones. And one should exercise much moral restraint, critically study the circumstances surrounding decisions made by government before casting aspersions.  Honour must be given to who is due. “Giving honour to whom honour is due” is a biblical principle. Paul emphasized this point in his letter to the Roman church, “Render [give] therefore to all [not some or just select individuals] their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor . (Rm. 13:7).

For now, the governor has his attention fully focused on delivering  on the promises he and his party, the APC made to the good people of Lagos during the campaigns than been distracted by spurious allegations based on senseless sentiments. The CAN  has taken its position that the sacking of Pastor is in tandem with its rules and regulations. So, should it be. Anyone who feels aggrieved should know what next step to take.

The current conspiracy against the First Lady and by extension her husband is one from the pit of hell which will never succeed. Those involved are well advised to channel their energy to worthwhile ventures, or better still to engage in matters that would add value to the lives of Lagosians who are unanimous in their applause for the people’s governor by his sterling achievements.

• Adeleke writes from Lagos

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  1. Bimbo
    Bimbo June 09, 07:18

    Jumoke didn’t I warn you not to go ahead and write this article. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. Opening your legs and sleeping with the brother of the first lady is not a liberty to defend them. Don’t get involve I told you like a sister should talk to her junior sister.

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    • Bamoo 007
      Bamoo 007 June 09, 14:53

      Abeg what is wrong with what she wrote oooooo? This is a clear and truthful write up. This is d real story behind it cos have been following this from day one. When u people started writing bad things about the first Lady did anyone disturb you? Now the truth is out and u all are trying to shut her up. If she sleeps with Buhari sef is it ur legs she is spreading? Hypocrites! The First Lady has been vindicated. Shame on all of u including ur sponsors. If u do not desist from this ur badmouthing the fire of God will consume u. Sit there and see what God will do for the church. This is the beginning of great things to happen to them.

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    • Bamoo 007
      Bamoo 007 June 09, 14:57

      God bless u for this write up. This is d fact about the matter. If u r not OK with it. Go and DIE!

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  2. Bimbo
    Bimbo June 10, 09:12

    @ Bamoo 007, I know you will come and defend her maybe she also gave you out of her food. I only warned my sister not to get involved leave them if the priest stole millions what has it got to do with our family? Or if ambode wife didn’t received anointing oil will that give us salvation.

    As for the fact you claimed to know it… the priest was never accussed of stealing money but disobedience to the first lady. The real fraud of 75milliion and 4Omillion as claimed by Jumoke was carried out by the people in charge of the management of the youth centre. Go and find out who they are and the cabal they work for.

    I rest my case.

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  3. Bimbo
    Bimbo June 10, 17:48

    Just got confirmation that the people that ate the youth Centre money are Judge thope, Mr olayiwola Komolafe, Seun Awoswka and not the priest as you all claimed.

    Yes he might have ego and issue with first lady but certainly he was not part of the people involved in the youth centre fraud.

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  4. Baba001
    Baba001 June 10, 22:47

    Jumoke, you are such a disgrace to journalism. Your story is totally devoid of any facts, I think you should visit the church and ask about how the CYEI project works.

    Bimbo, your confirmation about those who ate the CYEI money is quite not true. You dont have the correct names. But, rather than banter here, I suggest that Jumoke should suggest to the Ambodes to probe the project if they are so sure Taiwo ate money from the project.

    Every contractor should be probed to the letter.

    I have facts, don’t stress this and take my caution seriously. Cos you will be shocked at how this could end.

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    • Baba001
      Baba001 June 14, 16:35

      Just got confirmation about a revelation that will shock you both, Jumoke and Bimbo but, since everyone has remained silent here after my comment, i will also decide to keep it till then. Thank you

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