Soun throne: Ghandi Olaoye debunks rumour of resignation as RCCG pastor
Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, who is nominated by the kingmakers to emerge as the new Soun of Ogbomosoland has punctured the news making the rounds that he had resigned as Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God ,(RCCG), Jesus House DC, Washington, USA.
Many online news media had reported quoting “a reliable source,” to give vim to the news adducing his imminent emergence as Soun of Ogbomosoland as the reason.
However, ogbomosoinsightonline.com reached out to him this evening on phone to confirm the veracity of the news which he swiftly debunked.
Prince Ghandi Olaoye disclosed he read the story too which he said had caused him untold embarrassment as he was inundated with calls from different parts of the world.
He emphatically said he had not resigned stressing, ”Why would l resign when His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, has not approved my nomination. Se eniyan ma n gbo kuku ojo ki o da omi inu agbada nu ni (Does one pour away the stored water in pots just because of the rumbling of rain)?
“I did not resign, it is a lie. I have never said it to anybody that l resigned.”
Similarly, he debunked the rumour that he bribed the kingmakers with N48m to secure their support, averring, “lf l bribed them with N48m would the kingmakers’ votes have been tied in the first vote? The Colonel and l had two votes apiece before the deciding vote was cast for me.
“I would have won at first vote if l had given them N48m, l am also looking for N48m. Why would l bribe people with such amount because l want to be Oba?” he said.
On the allegation that his name was not included in the eleven names submitted to the kingmakers by the screening committee of his ruling house, Laoye, he posited it was a wrong assumption affirming that what the Chiefs Law of 1958 says is for the family to present names of interested candidates to kingmakers and not to screen them. “It is the kingmakers that have the powers to screen. This was said publicly by the local government officers at the Town Hall. And I was invited to the screening, my name is number 13 on the list. Go and check the Chiefs Law.”