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Obasanjo lauds Foursquare leadership change

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Former General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev. Wilson Badejo (left); President, Foursquare International, Rev. Glenn Burris; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; immediate past General Overseer, Rev. Felix Meduoye; and wife Olubisi, during the service of grace and installation of new General Overseer by the Church, at Ajebo Camp, Ogun State.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to emulate the seamless leadership change at Foursquare Gospel Church in the country.

Speaking yesterday at the church’s Ajebo Camp in Ogun State during the inauguration of a new general overseer, Rev. Samuel Aboyeji, the former president said the church needed to be praised for its style of leadership change, which was devoid of rancour and litigation.

“Nigeria has a lot to learn from this Church, especially in the area of peaceful transition. The Church elects its leadership with term limit without rancour. Each time it does this, it is always without acrimony, as it passes the test of the best democracy,” he said.

Dr. Obasanjo also emphasised the need for national coherence and unity.

Besides, he urged leaders, especially pastors, to speak the truth to powers always, as Jesus Christ is the epitome of truth.

While congratulating the new general overseer on his election, he prayed God to be with him to succeed.

He also congratulated the former general overseer, Rev. Felix Meduoye, for his tremendous achievements, urging the church to find appropriate role and functions for him, as there is no retirement in the Lord’s vineyard.

Aboyeji, in his acceptance speech, accepted the spiritual task with great sense of responsibility and praised former leaders who had impacted the church for over six decades.

He promised to build on the successes of his predecessors.


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