‘I Was Once A Motor Park Tout,’ Ortom Testifies At RCCG Convention
From across all parts of the world, the worshippers held electrifying sessions of praise and worship, as general Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye enjoined them to believe God for supernatural encounters.
The Executive Governor of Benue State, Dr.Samuel Ortom, was one of the dignitaries that attended the convention, where he told the story of his life, saying he started as a motor park tout.
Governor Ortom gave the testimony in appreciation of what God has done in his life, particularly during the last elections. According to him, he dropped out of secondary school in 1979 and had to take to distant learning and tutorials to go through all levels of education and to the point of Doctorate degree. “I dropped out of school at form two in 1979.
After my encounter with the All Sufficient God, today through tutorials, distant learning, I have a Ph.D. I started out as a motor park tout, I passed through leadership positions in the various local and state levels and then I became the mininster for Industry, Trade and Investment at the federal level and later supervising minister of aviation.
‘’God also directed me to contest for the 2015 governorship elections, though I had no money, I went ahead and today I am the Executive Governor of Benue State because God has decided to give me a testimony’,’’ he added.
Meanwhile, Pastor Adeboye has canvassed support for the multi-million naira church auditorium, which he said would serve as the new prayer ground for worshippers.
He made the appeal during the Holy Ghost night of the 63rd annual convention with the titled: “The All-Sufficient God” held at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun state yesterday.
The new auditorium, which is three-times bigger than the present one, is expected to accommodate 12 million worshipers on completion. ‘’I have suddenly become a beggar, I have never asked for offering online, but this circumstance is beyond my control, I need help to complete the auditorium so that it can be used by, at least, December this year. ‘’I pray that all those who have promised me big money will show up one day.
This is the first time in my life that I have almost turned a beggar and so I am appealing to well-meaning people to support this project to its completion and eventual functionality.’’
He stressed further on the need for Nigerians to keep all hope alive as “God is sufficient for our material, emotional and physical needs” Among dignitaries at the convention included the Vice president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, Executive Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisaki, among others