Controversial cleric, Rev. Chris Okotie is celebrating his 62nd birthday today.
This is coming days after he was criticized on social media over a post he authored and many Nigerians believe was written to mock the late TB Joshua.
To celebrate his birthday, Okotie posted an article on Instagram written by his spokesman Ladi Ayodeji in his honour.
The article was titled âOkotie: A Troubadour and Myrmidon of Christ @ 62.â
Writing about Okotie, Mr Ayodeji said,
âIt is written, âTeach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.â Simply put, a numerical accountability of time, fosters wisdom in the innermost recesses of our being.
âConsequently, I have come to redefine my philosophical centre of gravity and embrace a transcendent equanimity. I am a better man. I am a wiser man. I am a better servant of the Lord Jesusâ. â Extracted from Okotieâs birthday allocution two years ago.
âI know Okotie has been Pastor of the Household of God Church for the past 34 years. His innovative presentation of the New Testament Church structure, and profound teaching have set his ministry on a pedestal from most local churches in Nigeria.
âIn 2003, Okotie ran for President in the philosophical political concept called, âMessianicismâ. He posited that the concept of sacrificial leadership would augur well for the prosperity and unity of Nigeria.
âThis concept was developed and became the foundation of what he called âAboriginal Democracyâ. This informed his âletters pacificalâ which he wrote to the APC and PDP IN 2019 urging them to adopt him as a consensus remedial facilitator.â
He concluded that the issues Okotie âraised in his letters have become the basis for the seeming fragmentation of Nigeria today.â
âAt 62, (Wednesday, June 16) we salute an icon who has demonstrated prodigious capacity in music, religion and politics. His convictions have laid neccessity on him to defend and confirm Godâs word with concerted bravado. Truly, he is a âtroubadour and myrmidon of Christ,ââ he added.