Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, Onisan of Isan Kingdom is the newly crowned king of Isan-Ekiti. In just one year and 11 months as a monarch, the Oba is a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor cum civil servant is already pulling his weight and making things right. As king of the town where Governor Kayode Fayemi hails from, he said he would engage the state chief executive to make that certain things are not done right.
In my youthful days, I had a lot of prophecies that I will be king but what I was looking at was that the former king was just few days older than I and if he was to live to his rightful age, I might not be able to become king because I would have been old too but as God would have it I still became king.
There was a lot of struggle; such position cannot come to you without struggle. In my ruling house, which is Ilomi ruling house, 16 able men were shortlisted, later five of us made it to the last stage, the period was a tug of war. There was a day that they said they wanted to make selection and that prompted the opposition to attack my house with guns and stones. They destroyed my vehicle. Surprisingly, I didn’t see the kingship as a serious thing since I have my job. It was my people who called me that I should join the race and that the entire community supported me and even people outside believed that I was to be king. Thank God out of all, the threat, struggle and attack, I succeeded which didn’t come without cost, I lost two precious persons in my life.
When God created heaven and earth, He created everybody and different faiths and He is managing everyone of us. As a king and a representative of God on earth, you should be able to manage everything that is under your control. Before I was ordained king, the kingmakers knew that I am a pastor and yet they supported me. I don’t get in their ways because we all want the same thing for the community. We want peace and growth in the community. I contribute my quota for the Muslim, Christians, and traditionalists. The traditionalists give me heads up on their activities but I don’t go with them and it does not mean I don’t pray and support them. If we say we want to focus on Christianity alone, our prayers might not be answered. These people have ways of blocking your prayers, it is written in the Bible.