Olugbon explains reason Adeboye sat on royal chair

By Ayodeji Omotoyinbo

The Olugbon of Ile-Igbon,Oba Francis Olushola Alao who is also the
Deputy Chairman,
Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs has explained why the General Overseer, Redeem Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye sat on a Royal stool during his visit to his community.

The Oba has seen a wave of criticisms from observers who wondered why he vacated his royal seat for the famous clergyman.

He said his attention has been drawn to different types of reactions to a photo circulating on social media where the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye sat on one of the palace chairs.

He said in a statement made available to Irohinoodua that Pastor Adeboye was in Orile-Igbon for an evangelism programme which held on the playground of Olugbon High School.

He said his chopper landed in an open space within the palace from where I received him to my living room.

He said he spent some time talking about Nigeria and Orile-Igbon before he and Adeboye moved to the venue of the programme where thousands of people already gathered.

“I joined the reverred priest to the venue as a mark of support for the programme given that his coming to the ancient town will be a blessing to us. And he did pray for both the town and everyone that attended.

“As a mark of honour, I offered one of the ceremonial royal chairs that are usually reserved for top dignitaries to Pastor Adeboye to be used at the programme. It should be noted that the chair is not the particular one that is reserved for the Olugbon which can not be shared with anyone because of its spiritual and historical significance.”

The Oba said the the royal chairs are provided in palaces to honour high-ranking dignitaries, not to desecrate the throne.

“I, therefore, seek understanding of all those expressing concern about the issue. There is a traditional royal chair that is meant for only the Kabiyesi, and there are traditional ceremonial chairs for very important persons” he said.

Olugbon said the throne of the ancient town of Orile-Igbon remains sacrosanct.

I hereby felicitate Christians on this another occasion of celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ which is a worldwide celebration.

The Oba also felicitated with Christians.

He urge all followers of Christ in Nigeria to use this period to reflect on the multiple blessings of God, particularly the grace to be alive to witness another Christmas.

“Aside eating and drinking to celebrate his birth, Christmas is a time to make a new commitment to ensuring that our lives mirror Christ in every way. We should make commitment to a life of righteousness, honesty and showing love to fellow men regardless of their faith and cultural beliefs”, he said

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