The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Saturday, condemned the recent attacks by gunmen on monarchs in Ekiti State, describing the act as flagrant disrespect to traditional institution.
Adeboye, who assured that God would put an end to the reign of terror and violence in Nigeria, however, urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s survival in view of the problems confronting it.
The cleric spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, during a visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi.
He said traditional institution deserved respect because of the critical roles it plays in society, saying, “It is condemnable the flagrant disrespect to our traditional institution in Ekiti state in recent time by gunmen.”
He spoke against the backdrop of attacks to two traditional rulers in Ekiti State within a space of six days – the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, was waylaid and shot, but escaped being kidnapped penultimate Friday and the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David Oyewumi, who was abducted in his palace on Thursday and his whereabouts still unknown.
The cleric, who said, “I have committed myself in fighting the battle for the soul of the nation spiritually”, led in prayers for divine intervention in Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.
Adeboye, who said he was in the state to ordain about 1000 pastors in RCCG, charged political leaders across board not to relegate the power of God to the background in their activities and policies in the interest of the citizens.
Also speaking, Fayemi expressed delight on the visit by cleric. He thanked Adeboye for his prayers and efforts towards the development and progress of the country, saying, “We need prayers, we need a lot of help. We pray that God will continue to be good to us and heal the land and in a moment, all of us will have testimony to the good works of the Lord”.