The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has revealed that he was a “deeply rooted member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God”.
According to The PUNCH, the monarch stated this during his a visit Redeemed Christian Church of God, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Ooni spoke at the Redemption Hall Parish of the RCCG at a Thanksgiving ceremony commemorating the 50th birthday of Princess Kathy wife of prominent Warri Prince Yemi Emiko.
In his address to the congregation, the Ooni stated that he was a “deeply rooted” member of the RCCG.
He was also quoted to have said he hoped it would remained so.
He also expressed his joy at the celebrant’s and her husband’s love, saying that it was a symbol of God’s benevolence.
The monarch led the crowd in a quick rendition of an old gospel song, ‘Every living soul praise the Lord,’ emphasizing that simply being alive is reason enough to glorify God.
The Ooni said, “The mere fact that you are alive is enough to praise God Almighty. God is real and that is why I’m here today to celebrate with Pastor Kathy; to celebrate with the family of Prince Yemi Emiko.
“In every situation you find yourself, put God first and be happy. Today gives you an opportunity to make people around you smile.”
Other royalties in attendance at the Thanksgiving service included the Ovie of Agbon kingdom, Ogurime-rime Ukori I, Michael Omeru, and the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwaste ll, who was represented by several of his chiefs.
The All Progressives Congress’s Delta State governorship candidate,Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, was represented by his running mate, Rt Hon. Friday Osanebi.