Soun Of Ogbomoso: Pastor Adeboye Explains Why He Didn’t Stop Oba Ghandi Olaoye from Contesting

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has responded to critics who questioned his decision not to prevent Pastor Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye from vying for the position of his forebears in Ogbomoso.

Speaking at Beulah Baptist Conference in Ogbomoso, the venue of an interdenominational thanksgiving service for the new Soun, Pastor Adeboye explained that he knew Pastor Ghandi was destined to be king.

“When he came to me to inform me about the development, I told him to go and pray,” said Pastor Adeboye.

“He came back and said he has not heard anything. I told him to go back and pray again, and after a while, he came back and told me, ‘God has spoken. I have heard Him loud and clear that I should go.’ It was then that I told him to go because it has been destined. I knew that long ago, but I want God to speak to him directly”, Pastor Adeboye explained.

Addressing his critics, Pastor Adeboye emphasized that if he had said no and God said yes, God’s word would be final, stressing that he could not stop Pastor Ghandi from becoming king because it was destined.

During the counseling session, Pastor Adeboye advised the monarch to embrace people and promote peace and unity among his subjects.

After the sermon, he anointed the king and his wife and prayed for his peaceful and prosperous reign as Soun of Ogbomoso.

In his address to the congregation, Oba Ghandi expressed his gratitude to Pastor Adeboye, calling him his spiritual role model.

The monarch urged the people of Ogbomoso to work together for the development of their land.

“I will be the king to the Christians, Muslims, and traditional rulers,” said Oba Ghandi, adding “I will be a king to every son and daughter of this land. That is my strength, and I believe that God will give me His mercy to lead His people. I want everybody in this land to pray for me.”