Controversy that dogged the deceased televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua seems to be following him in death as an argument has broken out over where he should be buried.
The monarch of Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North-East council area of Ondo state, Zaki of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, the hometown of Prophet TB Joshua has said the community would want him buried in the community.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that Prophet TB Joshua died last Saturday , few days to his 58th birthday.
Oba Olanipekun said the wish of the people is that the late televangelist be buried in the town.
He pointed out that notable clergymen in the country, most especially Moses Orimolade was buried in his hometown, Ikare.
” You will recall that Prophet Moses Orimolade was buried in his hometown, Ikare. So burying him too in the hometown will ensure his legacy remains permanently in Arigidi Akoko.”
However, burying him in his hometown in the view of some would diminish the legacy of the deceased who was regarded as a global evangelist.
The monarch, however, said that the late TB Joshua would be remembered for his philanthropic lifestyle which touched every nook and cranny of Akoko land.
The monarch expressed regrets that the global televangelist could not complete a school project he had always discussed with him.
He added that TB Joshua was more interested in bringing people out of poverty.
“He would bring rice to the people whenever we requested. He hated to see people go hungry.
Oba Olanipekun He was instrumental to the electrification of many communities in Akoko land after years of darkness.
Meanwhile GreenWhiteGreen GWG has gathered that family members of the late TB Joshua on Tuesday started arriving Lagos to deliberate on his funeral arrangements. The family members in league with the church elders would eventually resolve whatever controversy as to the burial place of the deceased cleric.