A Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastor, Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye has been selected as the new Soun of Ogbomosoland in Oyo state.
This was confirmed by the the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola in a statement issued on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
According to him, the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.
“His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” the statement said.
The Commissioner said the exalted position has placed the monarch-elect in the position to facilitate harmony, understanding and tolerance amongst his people.
The Commissioner also urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.
Prince Afolabi Ghandi was born to the royal family of Olaoye, one of the 5 royal families alongside the Oyewunmis and Ajagunlades in Ogbomoso.
Ghandi Olaoye also called “pastor G” has been pastoring for about 30 years; starting from 1992 when he began his pastoral duties at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
Prince Pastor Ghandi had pastored 3 RCCG churches in Nigeria before migrating to Germany where he oversaw another RCCG Parish in Bonn.
He currently pastors the RCCG, Jesus House in Washington DC, United States. He is also the coordinator in charge of Convention and Special Projects for RCCG, North America
He held B.A in English and MSc in Industrial and Labour Relations.
The Soun of Ogbomoso-designate, Pastor Ghandi Olaoye studied the English Language in Nigeria before moving abroad for postgraduates study in Industrial and Labour Relations.
Until 1992 when he became a pastor under the denomination of the Redeemed Christian Church, Nigeria, he was an accomplished entrepreneur cum motivational speaker.