- A member of the MFM, Aaron Akinloye, said his pastor Daniel Olukoya did not send him to the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, over 2019 general elections
- Akinloye also said any report that claimed that the church allegedly made an offer to Sowore, a presidential aspirant, through him is far from the truth
- He, however, wondered how he would have been chosen for such an assignment when he was not in the position to deal with such matters
Allegations that the general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM), Daniel Olukoya, recently offered to fund the presidential campaign of an aspirant in the upcoming 2019 general election, have been denied.
The denial was issued by Aaron Akinloye, a member of the church who noted that claims the church allegedly made an offer to a presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore through him were far from the truth.
Akinloye said in a statement signed by one Levi J Akporode that claims by the aspirant, who also doubles as publisher of an online news platform, that he was approached by the church with an offer to fund his campaign were lies.
According to him, he and the presidential aspirant never discussed such a matter even when they met at a recent University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association gathering.
According to him, ‘’I, Aaron Akinloye have never said that the General Overseer sent me to you.”
He wondered how he would have been chosen for such an assignment when he was not in the position to deal with such matters.
“on what capacity would the G.O have sent me..? I am not his media person,” he added in a rebuttal which was also published on an online forum Nairaland.
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Akinloye, UNILAG Alumni Association’s current national secretary, also shot down chances of the MFM lead cleric ever making such an offer to a presidential aspirant because according to him, “The man of God doesn’t get involved in politics.”
Akinloye wrapped up the statement by threatening legal action against the aspirant if his name is ever mentioned in connection with such allegations again.
Recall that Legit.ng recently reported that MFM general overseer Pastor Olukoya filed a libel suit before Akwa Ibom state high court in Uyo against Sowore and his media outfit, seeking N10 billion in damages.
In the suit, Olukoya said he was restrained to take legal action against the online publisher over alleged failure to desist from publishing false articles against him and his church MFM since 2013.
The founder of the church also disclosed that he complained against the articles, the publisher of the Sahara Reporters still continued to publish offending stories about him and his church.
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