The family members of late Rev. Bishop Emmanuel O.C. Mgbejume have in separate interviews with Ika Weekly reporter, said that their late father, Rev. Bishop Mgbejume, told them before his death that his second son, Pastor Elvis Emeke Mgbejume would become the next General Overseer (G.O.) of his church, Ministry Of Reconciliation Evangelism Explosion (M.O.R.E.E) at his demise, and that on no account should they allow anyone else to occupy the position. This information was made known to the public on Thursday April 9, 2020.
Speaking with newsmen, the wife of the late G.O, Mrs. Margaret Mgbejume, said her husband, Bishop E.O. C Mgbejume who became sick in 2017, called her and told her that his second son, Emeke would be the next General Overseer of his church, M.O.R.E.E. and warned that on no account should any other person either within or outside his family take over the affairs of the ministry, except Emeke.
Her words, “Before my husband died, he told me that God had revealed to him that at his demise, none of his children or church members would be able to manage the affairs of the ministry except Emeke. Therefore, I should make it clear to them and some of his spiritual leaders that Emeke should become the next G.O of the ministry. Evang. Ofiebor, late Rev. Akumazi, Ven. Nwajuobi, Rev. Okonye and others anointed men of God were among those he told about the revelation he had from God, in making my second son, Emeke the G.O of our church.
“I want to advise all members of M.O.R.E.E to remain united and committed to the work of God, and join hands with us to keep on the good works God has used my husband to start in our lives,” she said.
Also in a separate interview, the daughter of late Bishop Mgbejume, Miss Helen Mgbejume said on certain day in 2017 when her father was seriously sick, he told her that he might not survive the sickness, and said that God had directed him to ensure that Emeke becomes the next General Overseer of his ministry. She said the same thing happened in 2018 when he fell sick again. Helen was able to provide the tape recorded words of her late father and played it to the hearing of everyone present at the interview. She went further to state that there are four branches of M.O.R.E.E. in Agbor zone, four branches in Abavo zone, four branches at Owa zone, and three branches in Port-Harcourt zone including that of Ogwashi-uku and Umunede.
Emeke while speaking with Ika Weekly reporter reiterated that his late father sometime in 2017 while on his sick bed said that the mantle of leadership of M.O.R.E.E would fall on him. He said his father said it openly and even invited some spiritual fathers to the house and told them that God had instructed him to make him (Emeke) the G.O. of his ministry. He mentioned the names of those men of God and his late father’s friends who were present when the mandate was given.
Continuing, he noted that by the special grace of God, he would help to move M.O.R.E.E. to greater heights when he finally becomes the General Overseer according to the will of God
The next person that spoke with the Ika Weekly reporter was the younger brother to Late Bishop E.O.C Mgbejume, Comrade Daniel Mgbejume Iduh, who was the former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Ika North East Chapter, said he was at home sometime in 2019, when his elder brother called him on phone and told him that the divine instruction had come again from the Lord Almighty that he should make Emeke, his second son the next G.O. of M.O.R.E.E, and that it is only Emeka that can manage the church well. According to him, immediately I dropped the call, I had to go to his house. On getting there, I asked him, why Emeke? What about your elder son? And he told me that that was what God asked him to do, and it is final” he said.
Speaking further, the former NUT boss disclosed that Bishop Mgbejume also told him to take adequate care of his children and all his belongings to make sure there is peace and unity in sharing his properties. He therefore advised them to come together as one and desist from anything that would destroy the good work of their late father. He also charged the church to shun anything that would tarnish the image of God, noting that anyone who does so will he judged by the Almighty God.