Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has sent a message to the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, on his installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land.
In a letter to Adams, dated January 17, 2018 and obtained by journalists on Monday, Pastor Adeboye congratulated the founder of the Oodua Progressive Union, and assured him of continuous love and prayers.
The letter reads, “Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father. We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We congratulate you on your installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land.
“We regret our inability to attend. Constraints include scheduled annual commitments year in year out at home and abroad. Be assured of our continuous love and prayers.”
Recall that at his thanksgiving service at the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Model International, Alakuko, in Lagos, Otunba Gani Adams revealed he defeated 25 influential Yoruba people for the position and that a Senior Pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ predicted his emergence as the 15th Aare Ona kakanfo.
Adams, who said he was the least wealthy of the contestants, described his emergence as “an imposition on all of them by the Almighty God.” He said:
“Pastor Israel Ogundipe predicted my emergence as the Aare Ona Kakanfo. That is one of the reasons I respect him as a man of God.
“He was at my former office at Palm groove and he made three predictions which all came to pass in less than two weeks. I saw humility and the holiness of God in him. He is one of the few pastors that I respect.
When we started jostling for the post, I told him to pray along with me and promised him that I would do my thanksgiving in his church if the Lord answered my prayers.”
“25 of us contested for the position and I was the least wealthy among them. The Lord imposed me on all of them.”
Otunba Gani Adams also promised to always use his position as the Aare Ona Kakanfo to promote religious harmony among the people of the Yoruba race.