The General Overseer and Founder of the Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, has stated the reason he opted to adopt Miss Imaobong Loveth Sunday’s controversial child.
Recall that the 22-year-old Imaobong had taken to social media to allege that Apostle Chibuzor is the father of her son; an allegation that attracted condemnation, especially from Chinyere’s followers worldwide. While some believed the allegation to be true, others saw the lady as merely seeking attention.
On his Facebook platform, Chibuzor cleared the air on the issue and said that he will not deny any child because his own parents never denied him.
He said, “I have affected lives, I have over 500 children in my house, free schools for the less privileged, I have over 4,000 persons under my scholarship programme all over abroad.”
Corroborating the above, a post on Chibuzor Gift Chinyere’s Facebook account on Sunday reads: “Finally Apostle Chibuzor has forgiven all those that spoke against him on social media.
“Apostle Chibuzor forgave them all because of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“And Apostle Chibuzor has decided to adopt the controversial child of Imabong. Almost all the 500 children are answering Chibuzor as their surname and this child will not be excluded.
“Put him in a good school like other adopted 500 children and he will join the next batch of children traveling overseas for vacation after the Apostle’s birthday in October and he will also open a bank account for him, the way he opened for other children.”
Concerning Imaobong, the man said, ” said, “I felt so shocked and unhappy over the allegations of Miss Imaobong loveth Sunday, Only God knows how I have been supportive of her, and I can’t say much.
“I have forgiven her and I have agreed to take in that child as my own and also shoulder his responsibility. Please tell Loveth to bring the child for me.”
Mixed reactions have however greeted the Apostle’s gesture as many of his followers on Facebook hailed him, describing him as a generous and great personality; while some others concluded that adopting the controversial child implies that the boy is his.
The following are some of the reactions to his decision:
Monday Williams: ‘Your generosity attract so much to you, you are a great personality’
Zinnie Ehiemere: ‘God bless you sir’
Precious Wuave: ‘That’s true Christianity you are practicing, love, forgiveness, and charity’
Owolabi Emmanuel Sunday: ‘You’re so respected sir for your generosity. I pray you locate me by favour one day’
Margaret Cyril Essien: ‘God bless you sir. Please sir, always remember your facebook followers’
Mudasir Tauheed: ‘I am a Muslim but I love you humanity. Thank you for helping’
Ebute Ada’nu Praise: ‘If you don’t have a strong heart, you can’t work for God’
On the other hand, some reactions on Nairaland reads:
Talented321: ‘Apostle Chibuzor get single moms, Davido get single moms. One is ashawo man while the other one is an anointed man of god. But I prefer Davido, Wizkid, 2face more than this said pastors because Davido and co, don’t deceive their members unlike the one above…’
BigBlackPreek: ‘He’s came out clean and put the devil to shame, Alleluia!!!!’
Smitaro100: ‘It seems there is a lot about our religion we all truly need to understand… because somethings I hear or see make person dey wonder. He is a philanthropist no doubt but incidence like this doesn’t sound well for such a men of his status. No wonder the bible said ‘put your trust only in God because man can fail you’
Maize247: ‘Just like that! It means he really impregnated the girl and to some extent, Happie boys were not lying against the pastor’