By Toby Prince
Senior pastor and founder of House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has declared Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, his friend, asking his congregation to develop a similar relationship with the former Anambra State governor.
Pastor Adefarasin gave the advice during the just-concluded Communion Service at the Rock Cathedral, Lagos.
On the reasons that informed his position, Adefarasin said that having followed Mr. Obi over the years, he saw in him the embodiment of those virtues House on the Rock continues to preach which those in public service require to uplift the society in accordance to the ethics of Christ.
The pastor also charged all those aspiring to leadership to be humble in full realisation that serving the people well and faithfully is also a way of serving God.
A member of the church who introduced himself as Gbenga Oloye also said that he had followed Obi and was in total agreement with what the pastor said.
In his words, “for people like me, the pastor was only preaching to the converted.” He said he was sure that If Obi would remain the Obi of Anambra State in terms of the work he did in the state as Governor and his conduct in public service that Nigeria would become a changed place.
Speaking at the event, Obi called on Nigerians to remain prayerful for the country and her leaders so that the leaders would realise that using the resources of the state to work for the state is a win-win for everybody.