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The President of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Nigeria and Overseas, Dr Henry Ojo has advised both the spiritual and political leaders in the country to serve with the fear of God, knowing that they would be rewarded based on how they used their positions.

Stating that prizes and perils are attached to every position in life, he urged the leadership to be careful and perform their obligations faithfully because posterity would judge them.

The CAC President spoke in Ibadan over the weekend while delivering a sermon at the induction ceremony of Prophet Richard Adebayo Kolawole (a.k.a. Arogungbogunmi), as the General Evangelist, Nigeria and Overseas of the CAC, held at the Oniyanrin, Ibadan, Oyo state Church.

Pastor Ojo, who said that positions of leadership often attract envy and jealousy from detractors and haters, cautioned that leaders should eschew evil but always strive to do good to support humanity and “always let their eyes be upon God” for posterity sake.

According to him, although many leaders are not celebrated during their lifetime, their records will be etched on the book of history, be it positive or negative. He urged both the political and spiritual leaders to endeavor to live up to the expectations of the led.

He said, “Be it political or religious leaders, they are mostly not celebrated during their life- time. They are criticized, vilified and even traumatized psychologically for whatever they do. But a leader who is conscious of this and sets his mind on achieving good result will not be deterred, but remain focused to act according to the dictates of God.”

“If you do so, posterity will judge you right and your name will be written in gold. Conversely, people will also remember you and talk about you after your demise, if you do evil during your leadership era.”

“Leaders will face criticisms, castigation, envy and jealousy. You cannot have progress and joy without making enemies who will push you into it. Every creature has enemies, even among the animals in the forest. The higher you go in leadership, the more enemies you must have. But be firm and be on the positive side.”

Pastor Ojo charged Kolawole, the newly-inducted General Evangelist to act like the late Apostle Ayo Babalola, his predecessor in office, who once held the position; as well as an enigmatic leader like Chief Obafemi Awolowo whose legacies are still being referenced till date.

Kolawole, who described his elevation to the position of a General Evangelist of CAC Worldwide as a call to service, called for the prayers of the saints to strengthen him for the big task.

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