COINCIDENCES: Of Martin Luther and Ayo Oritsejafor, John F. Kennedy and Olisa Agbakoba

Posted by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth | 16 January 2013 | 4,407 times

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Martin Luther, a Priest, was born on November 10, 1483 and Ayo Oritsejafor, a Pastor, was presented with a private jet on November 10, 2012 to mark his 40th year as a Pastor and also to mark his birthday anniversary. History seems to repeating itself in a different way!

Martin Luther challenged the authority of the Pope. Martin Luther asked: “Why does the Pope whose wealth today is greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus build the Basilica of St. Peter with the money of the poor believers rather than with his own money?” Crassus is considered the richest man in Roman history.

Similarly, following the presentation of the private jet to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor by his church members, a lot of Nigerians have been asking why the poor believers’ money is being used to buy private jets for Nigerian pastors.

Is the spirit of Martin Luther hanging over Nigeria? Is this the beginning of our own reformation? Let’s wait and see!


Of John F. Kennedy and Olisa Agbakoba 

John  F. Kennedy and Olisa Agbakoba were born on May 29, 1917 and May 29, 1953 respectively. They’re both Catholics.

Kennedy and Agbakoba both attended the London School of Economics. Kennedy served in the Navy while Agbakoba is a Maritime Lawyer and member of the Institute of Shipping.

Kennedy was a lawmaker and Agbakoba a lawyer. Kennedy is associated with civil rights and Agbakoba, human rights.

Kennedy was President of the USA and Agbakoba once ran for the office of President of Nigeria on the platform of the Green Party.

Interestingly, Agbakoba has been honoured by the American Bar Association.

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Source: News Express

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