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History ! As RCCG Pastor, Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, Emerges As New Soun of Ogbomosho Land

History was made yesterday as the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland.

This was made known in a statement issued by Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola on Saturday, 2rd of September, 2023.

The announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law and a result of the fierce tussle before the emergence of Pastor Laoye as the chosen one.

The Governor congratulated the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” the statement said, thus bringing to an end the controversy over the Soun Ancient stool.

Pastor Ghandi Laoye, a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, is a descendant of the 9th Soun of Ogbomoso, Late Oba Laoye Orumogege from Baiyewuwon ruling house of Aremo House, Ode-Aremo, Ogbomoso.

Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye is the outgoing pastor at The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Washington DC, under the leadership of Pastor Enoch Adeboye. His wife, Pastor Omo, is in charge of the RCCG Jesus House, which is one of the largest Redeemed Churches in America and has gained respect in its community. The church is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, a diverse area known for its ethnic and racial diversity.

Prince Laoye is described as a visionary, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur, who is also popularly known as “Pastor G.”

He was born and raised in Nigeria and holds a degree in English Language and a Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations. He was a successful entrepreneur before answering the call to become a pastor.

Since 1992, Pastor Ghandi has been actively involved in pastoring. He has served in three RCCG churches in Nigeria and also led an RCCG parish in Bonn, Germany before moving to the United States.

Pastor Ghandi Laoye is very passionate about helping others reach their full potential and has achieved landmark milestones through his international travels and speaking engagements.

Pastor Ghandi’s passion and commitment to creating a loving and caring worship environment for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds has largely helped to shaped his ministry.

In addition to his role as a pastor, Pastor Ghandi is currently the coordinator in charge of Convention and Special Projects for RCCG North America.

He works alongside his wife, Pastor Omo, who is the founder and pastor in charge of the Jesus Women Ministries. This women’s ministry addresses various issues affecting women from birth to old age, aligning their teachings with the Word of God. The Jesus Women Ministries is affiliated with RCCG Jesus House, DC.

The amiable couple, Pastor Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye and Pastor Omo are leading a thriving church community in Washington DC, where people from all walks of life come together to worship and grow in their faith.

For the people of Ogbomosoland, his emergence is the dawn of a new era of growth and development.

Maslowbusinessnews.Com wishes Pastor Olaoye a successful reign as the Soun of the Ancient Ogbomosho land, a land of enterprising people.

About the author

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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