A statement yesterday by RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, also confirmed that the embattled Obazee was a zonal pastor with RCCG.
He recalled that Adeboye sometime ago noticed some infractions and sent for Obazee, who was then a zonal pastor.
The statment said Obazee replied that he was in his office and if Pastor Adeboye really wanted to see him, he knew where to reach him.
It said despite efforts to get Obazee to honour the invitations, the former FRC boss refused to show up and resorted to subtle threats.
It further noted that the General Overseer does nothing without consulting God.
Continuing he said, "God may have decided to carry out the reforms for a purpose though such appointments were not new to a growing church like RCCG which has branches in 192 nations of the world.
"The newly appointed country overseer, Pastor Joseph Obayemi may remain the overseer in charge of Nigeria operating from his current regional headquarters in Somolu in Lagos.
"The national headquarters of the church remains in Ebute Metta, Lagos, while the global headquarters is at the Redemption Camp, but the new country overseer, Pastor Obayemi may not immediately move to the Ebute Metta headquarters because it will be administratively inconvenient for him to operate from the headquarters of another region.
"The General Overseer has not stepped down. He is still the General Overseer of the church and the announcement has not diminished his schedule across the globe."
He also corrected the impression that the new national overseer was a Special Assistant to the General Overseer, adding that Pastor Obayemi was one of the seven senior pastors promoted Assistant General Overseers and members of the Governing Council, during the 2016 convention of the church last August.