KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE and BAYO AKINLOYE
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has prayed for Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, to succeed in standing up for the masses.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the cleric said the prayer during a visit to the state as part of his nationwide tour for the RCCG’s annual ‘Let’s go a-fishing’ programme.
Adeboye, who was received by Fayose and the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, was quoted in the statement saying, “We thank God for your life. We thank God for your courage and for your boldness. We thank God for your being willing to take risks so that your people can be protected.
“You have been a governor who knows when to say enough is enough in defence of his people. And I’m sure you know what I’m talking about and I am sure the world knows. I don’t want to say more than that. But be assured that we are praying for you and you will succeed in Jesus name.”
The RCCG leader also prayed for other state governors.
“We wish all other governors who stand for their people, defend their people, and know when to say enough is enough, success. We thank God for their life,” he said.
Fayose in the statement, said he was sure all Ekiti people were blessed by Adeboye’s visit.
“I know what it means for you to go around (the country). We pray that the almighty will continue to be with you as you traverse the length and breadth of the world spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have longed and waited for your coming. We appreciate your coming because we know what it means.
“You have been an inspiration to many people. We need prayers that the Lord will make 2017 a meaningful year. We believe in God; we believe in you. The Bible says if we believe in the prophet, we’ll have the benefits of the prophet and the benefits of God,” the governor stated.
Adeboye, whose grandmother hailed from Ado Ekiti, told the Ekiti monarch that he could not resist his invitation to call at his palace even though his schedules were tight.
He said, “Kabiyesi, this is my home as my grandmother hailed from here. Many have been waiting for me in all parts of the state and I have to visit all of them. That is why I haven’t been here. But I promise to specially visit you someday.”
In his response, the monarch said, “You have come to your source. By coming to bless the palace, you are by extension, blessing all the palaces in Ekiti State and also all the people of Ekiti.” (Punchng.com)