The founder of the Celestial Church of Christ, City of God Cathedral, Ojodu, Lagos, Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, has assured Lagosians that the newly inaugurated Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will work for God and people of different religions. He gave the assurance at the Celestial Church of Christ, Arch-Diocese International Headquarters, Ikosi Ketu, Lagos, at a recent combined service of the CCC and the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church to celebrate the victory of Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, in the 2019 governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat were both Governor-elect and Deputy Governor-elect when the thanksgiving service was held.
The event tagged: “Thanksgiving Service for Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat ,” was well attended by dignitaries from all walks of life among which were the Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, and Bishop Kayode William, among others senior members of the CCC and the C&S.
Popularly known as Baba Eto, Odunmbaku was one of the All Progressives Congress leaders who mobilised party members to support Sanwo-Olu’s emergence as the party’s governorship candidate over the then Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
He said, “On behalf of the governor-elect of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, we thank the church and the authorities. This development, without doubt, will create unity among the fold, as well as open greater doors for the church. Sanwo-Olu will work for God and for the people of all religions in other to achieve a greater Lagos,” he added.
Odunmbaku noted that it was time the C&S and the CCC at different levels buried their differences and embraced unity, adding that such would make the churches more formidable to experience the power and manifestation of God.
Earlier, the Supreme Head of the Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Prophet Solomon Adegboyega Alao, urged the C&S and the CCC to unite and work together as one.
He said, “With the development and progress both churches have recorded in recent times, I feel it is high time we united and worked together as one. I want to suggest that we can have a unified name as Cele-Cherubim. I want to appreciate the effort of Iya Adura, Esther Abimbola Ajayi, for her commitment to foster unity among the two churches.”
In his remarks, Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Honourable Prince Bayo Osiyemi, expressed his gratitude for the profound support of both churches in ensuring his victory, as well as celebrating him on his election victory.
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