Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the acting leader of pan-Yoruba socio political group, Afenifere, has declared the Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele as the leading prophet in Nigeria.
Chief Adebanjo made a surprise appearance at Primate Ayodele’s annual thanksgiving ceremony that was held on Monday, 14 February, 2022 to honour God in the life of the leading prophet.
While speaking on his relationship with Primate Ayodele, Chief Adebanjo revealed that he had known the prophet for over 40 years though it’s been a while since they last saw before Monday.
‘’I came to celebrate my son, I have known him for a long time, at the early stage of his ministry, he has been prophesying and has proven to be a rare messenger of God, I have not seen him in 20 years. I want to wish him more years and success. Primate Ayodele is the number one prophet in Nigeria.’’
Reacting to the surprise appearance of Chief Adebanjo, Primate Ayodele expressed a heart-felt gratitude to the nonagenarian for coming to celebrate him, while talking about how far their relationship has come.
Going down the memory lane, Primate Ayodele noted that he used to go to Pa Adebanjo’s house to eat at the early stage of his ministry and that he was very instrumental to him and his ministry.
‘’Baba Adebanjo’s impact in my ministry cannot be underestimated. I remember during the early days of my ministry when I used to go to his house to eat. Whenever I visited him, we would talk for hours till the late hours of the night, we were very close and enjoyed a relationship of a father and son.
‘’ Baba Adebanjo is someone I respect so much for his personality. He is vibrant, intelligent, wise and has all the qualities of a good man. Indeed, he is a definition of a good man.
“I don’t take his surprise appearance for granted, I pray God strengthens him, give him long life so he can reap the fruit of his labour.”
The event had several highlights that included presentation of three cars, tricycles, accommodation support to people, presentation of gifts, to mention a few.