BY DAYO ADU
The Chairman, Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Christian Wing, Bishop Ademola Moradeyo has recounted how the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter under its former Chairman, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu worked day and night for the election of the state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde.
Bishop Moradeyo who is also the Bishop, Methodist Church, Ogbomoso Diocese disclosed this at the 50th wedding anniversary of Pastor Benjamin and Victoria Akanmu held at Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Isegun, Ibadan.
The Bishop explained that, Pastor Akanmu as the then Chairman of CAN in the state contributed immensely to the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde at the 2019 governorship Poll.
He added that the current leadership of the association led by Apostle Col Joshua Akinyemiju also followed same path by ensuring the governor recorded one of the greatest electoral victory in the state.
Speaking, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, Apostle Col Joshua Akinyemiju (Rtd) described Pastor Akanmu as true man of God.
The Oyo State CAN Chairman stated that his predecessor was a leader worthy to be emulated in all his doings.
In his sermon, Bishop Daniel Olujimade eulogised the great virtues of Pastor Benjamin Akanmu whom he served while he was the CAN Chairman in the state.
Bishop Olujimade said the fiftieth anniversary was an evidence of the couple perseverance, endurance and the spirit of oneness which Christians must imbibe.
Others who spoke at the event which included some of the former CAN executives, clergymen and families testified to the true Christian attributes of Pastor Benjamin Akanmu and his wife, Victoria.
While speaking with journalists, the celebrant, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu described his wife as the greatest gift from God to him.
He emphasised the need for couples to build their homes on the foundation of Christ for long lasting marriage.
Pastor Akanmu who is also the district superintendent, Christ Apostolic Church, Odubanjo region, Ondo State and his wife, Victoria at the event renewed their love to one another with the cutting of the wedding anniversary cake and a toast to the occasion.
Present at the event included leadership of Christ Apostolic Church worldwide, members of the Nigeria Association of Journalists (NACJ) led by its Oyo State Chairman, Lekan Shobo Shobowale, families and relatives of the celebrants.