From Wole Balogun
World renowned cleric and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye yesterday lauded Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose for his courage and willingness to defend people of the state and the cause of the common man in the country.
Pastor Adeboye who was received by the duo of Governor Fayose and the traditional ruler of Ado-Ekiti, the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, at his palace, during his visit to the state as part of the church’s annual ‘Let’s Go A Fishing” programme, said to Fayose: “ We thank God for your life sir. We thank God for your courage, 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 defense 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.”
Urging other governors to equally defend their people, Adeboye prayed for all state executives, saying:” We wish all other governors who stand for their people, defend their people and know when to say enough is enough. We thank God for their lives.”
Governor Fayose who said he woke up very early to receive the man of God, said he was sure all Ekiti people are blessed with his coming. “ I know what it is for you to go round . And we pray that the almighty will continue to be with you as you transverse 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 so many and indeed we need prayers that the Lord would make Year 2017 a meaningful one. We believe in God, we believe in you. The Bible says if we believe in the prophet we will have the benefits of the prophet and the benefits of God.”
Revealing that Ado-Ekiti remains his home as his grandmother hailed from the town, Pastor Adeboye explained to the Ewi of Ado that he could not resist his invitation to call at the palace even though his schedules were tight. He therefore promised to specially visit the monarch someday, saying: “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 coming. But I promise to specially visit you someday.”
The Ewi of Ado also appreciated Adeboye’s visit saying: “you have come to your source. By your coming here today to bless the palace, you are by extension blessing all the palaces in Ekiti State and also all the people of Ekiti.”