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PAG reclaims five churches from Yahweh Pentecostal Mission in ongoing eviction

A Christian who preferred not to named n this publication, due to sensitivity of the matter, said majority of them are ready to go back to their original church of PAG Mission but for fear of being beaten or sidelined by some of their leaders of Yahweh Pentacostal, they are left with no option as of now.

One of the Court Baillifs and a Policeman Speak to belivers at a Seized Church (Photo/Okidi Patrick)

ALEBTONG, UGANDA: Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) Mission has officially taken back ownership of the five churches which are currently being illegally occupied and used by Yahweh Pentecostal Mission, a rival faction headed by the former Bishop of Lira PAG Pastorate, Rt. Rev Joel Mukalu.

Among the churches which have been taken back to PAG are under court order/bailiff included; Anyoi Yahweh Pentecostal Mission, Ogeo Yahweh Pentecostal Mission, Aloi, Alira Yahweh Pentecostal Mission in Akura and PAG Wigweng Yahweh Pentecostal Mission.

For a decade, Mukalu and his team have been comfortably enjoying the spacious environment, churches and schools established by Christians of PAG Mission Uganda.

However, his time to use such property came to an end after the High Court sitting in Lira on Tuesday, May 30, ordered him and his followers to leave the church and building which is under PAG Leadership.

As a result, several of his Christians have now learnt propaganda and have started returning to PAG Mission, this was evident when court bailiffs and security organs went to Alebtong district last week to implement a court order of eviction from PAG Mission Uganda churches.

In Alebtong, much as there was an allegation that some leaders of the Yahweh Pentecostal mission are mobilizing and threatening not to hand over those churches, many were so impressed with the court ruling and expressed readiness to cooperate with the PAG Mission for the sake of Christ and Peace in the Lango sub-region.

A Christian who preferred not to be named by this publication, due to the sensitivity of the matter, told DailyExpress that majority of them are ready to go back to their original church of PAG Mission but for fear of being beaten or sidelined by some of their leaders of Yahweh Pentecostal, they are left with no option as of now.

In his speech during a media briefing in Lira City, Martine Ongune –the administrator PAG mission said the majority of Christians from Yahweh Pentecostal Mission are cooperating with them in the implementation of the court order.

He however said some members of Yahweh Pentecostal mission are being misled by some leaders to cause violence against the implementers of court order,PAG Christians especially the youth which is really against the law of Uganda.

He confirmed that five out of many churches in Alebtong are now under their management and soon their leaders will continue to reclaim the remaining 158 churches in Aleptong.

He said he was impressed with the majority of Christians in Alebtong District who are welcoming them and ready to come back to a peaceful co-existence as directed by the court.

The presiding Judge in Lira High Court adjourned until the 18th And the 19th of September, 2023 the case involving Okech Emmanuel and others Versus Pentecostal Assemblies Of God.

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