Contrary to speculations in some quarters that the former Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo, was forcibly retired owing to petitions against him, he was replaced after completing his two-term tenure of five years each.
Making the clarification recently, the chairman of House of Laity of the Province, Justice Babasola Ogunade, maintained that such speculations have no basis.
He explained that the former Archbishop had to be replaced after the completion of his tenure in accordance with the constitution of the Church of Nigeria which stipulates that a new Archbishop must be elected three months before the expiration of an incumbent’s tenure.
Justice Ogunade further stated that Archbishop Ademowo’s first tenure of five years expired in 2007 as his second tenure after re-election, expired this January.
He added that the Archbishop equally ceased to be the Dean of the church with the expiration of his tenure and subsequent replacement, not because he was removed.