Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has disclosed that but for the encouragement and prayers he got from the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife, Folu, he would have quit contesting for a second term in office, which he eventually won.
Ortom made this known at the weekend during the church’s monthly Holy Ghost Service (vigil) at Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said that he came to testify to the supremacy of God and to thank Adeboye for the supportive roles he played when he wanted to contest in 2014, as well as the just-concluded general election.
He said: “When I wanted to contest for the 2015 election, I came to the Redemption Camp to pray and I went to Daddy and Mummy G.O. They prayed for me with all the challenges that accompanied the race, I became the governor and I was sworn in.
“In 2017, challenges came over me and I said I was not going to contest again in 2019, let me remain a one-term governor. The following day during my devotion, God told me why do I decide to be a lone ranger and I decided to consult God and God told me He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega.
“I picked up the courage, came to the altar and Daddy G. O. again, he prayed for me.
“But so many challenges came as we went through the race and there was this particular day before the election that G. O called me when I was completely depressed and did not know what to do.
“After the prayer, we were encouraged again, and went through the race, with all the challenges, God saw me through and I was elected the Governor of Benue state again. Praise be to the Lord.”