*Ekiti 2018: RCCG sends Appreciation Letter to Fayose for picking Deji Ogunsakin as Deputy Governorship Candidate*
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has thanked Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti, for choosing one their active members as the Deputy Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP towards the Saturday 14 July 2018 Governorship election in Ekiti State.
The letter of appreciation was dated 2 July 2018/and signed by one Pastor Bayo Olugbemi on behalf of Victory Parish (My Fathers’ House) of RCCG in Magodo Lagos.
The church noted that Deji Ogunsakin was not only a very active member, but a committed worker in the church.
The RCCG letter may have put a lie to the initial impression created by the Ekiti PDP that Mr. Ogunsakin was a practising Muslim
Though born a Muslim Mr. Ogunsakin got converted baptized into Christianity and has since been a member of the RCCG family.
The letter reads in part: “Following the selection of our member, Mr. Deji Ogunsakin, as the PDP Deputy Governorship candidate for Ekiti State by your Excellency, the entire members and Pastorate of the RCCG, Victory Chapel (My Father’s House), Magodo Lagos appreciate the good gesture of the People’s Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose.”
“You will recall the church prayed earnestly after Your Excellency consulted our parish about your desire to choose our member and your candid request for the Parish to do background checks on brother Deji Ogunsakin.”
“It’s also pertinent to correct the impression from some quarters in Ekiti that our brother, though born by Moslem parentage, is not a Moslem but a practicing Christian who gave his life to Christ and was duly baptized according to the doctrine of the Redeemed Christian Church and as laid down by our General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.”
“This clarification became necessary to safeguard the family of our brother, especially his wife who feels the family faith and religious association are being ridiculed because of politics. She consequently appealed to our church to put the records straight to the public that herself, husband, Mr. Deji Ogunsakin and children are not Moslems but Christians.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of Ekiti State, Sheik Jamiu Kewulere has urged some selected Muslim clerics to organise a special prayer for the success of Prof. Eleka and Deji Ogunsakin towards the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
A source who prefers anonymity said that the Chief Imam asked them to organise the special Islamic prayer for Deji Ogunsakin and forward the video coverage of the prayer to him separately.