….As 25million worshipers Stormed Convention
From Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA – No fewer than 500 traditional rulers from the South West states of Nigeria including the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo benefited from the Special Holy Ghost prayer organized by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG on Friday.
The special prayer was part of activities marking the annual convention of the Redeemed Church held at the RCCG City, on Lagos-Ibadan Express Way.
Speaking during the inauguration of Fellowship of Yoruba Traditional Rulers, the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye emphasized that, the fellowship became necessary to seek God’s sustainability, protection and blessings of Lord on the Monarchs.
Pastor Adeboye said that the formation of the Group became necessary in order to coordinate the much needed intervention of God through prayers, in the negative activities going on in various parts of the country so that such would not affect the domains and territories of the Yoruba Traditional Rulers.
He said Community Leaders, the traditional rulers should be able to guide and protect their subjects through what he described as the tough period in the polity.
The cleric maintained that, he shared a cordial relationship with the late Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Oyebade Lipede, noting that, the late Egba monarch lived a peaceful and virtuous life as a born again Christian.
Pastor Adeboye therefore, commended the present Alake for maintaining peace among the religious groups, especially Christians, urging him to continue to lead his people aright.
He disclosed that, Royal Fathers Fellowship inauguration would also be done for Traditional Rulers in the East and the North very soon.
Speaking at the fellowship, wife of the late Osemawe of Ondo, Olori Festus Adesanoye pleaded with the monarchs to allow their wives to be pastors in order to help their subjects in all their endeavors.
Meanwhile, more than 500 Yoruba monarchs and Chiefs attended the fellowship from all the six Yoruba States of the Southwest, including Yoruba monarchs offspring from Edo and Delta states, while 25million Christian faithfuls would attend this year’s convention with the theme: “Dominion”.
Egba High Chiefs and traditional rulers that accompanied Alake to the Fellowship include; Oniro of Iro, the Olu Owode-Egba, the Olu Mokoloki and Elewo of Ilewo Orile.
The four Egba Chiefs in the entourage were Seriki Tosin Fadare, Aro Oluyinka Kufile, Asiwaju Maxwell Akinla and Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode.