Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has narrated how a Christian cleric, Rev Samuel Alaha, who anointed him in 1992 that he was going to be governor of the state rejected a car gift from him when he eventually clinched the position.
Ortom made this disclosure Sunday, as the guest preacher at Faithway Gospel Ministries, Gboko, with the theme, ‘Help from Above.’
The governor explained that after the prophecy by Rev. Alaha had been fulfilled and he became Governor in 2015, he visited the Pastor and presented the new car in appreciation.
According to the governor, even though Rev Alaha received the gift on the spot, “he called after few days to inform him that he appreciated the offer but begged to return it because he did not find it necessary.”
Ortom described Rev Alaha as a committed and true man of God whom he knew since 1980 for his zeal and commitment in service to God, pointing out that as governor, he is determined to executing God’s counsel to people of the state at all times.
Governor Ortom who took his text from Thessalonians 5:18 and Philippians 4:6, enjoined the congregation to be thankful for the air they breathe, stressing that whatever one passes through is a route to greatness.
He admonished the congregation to seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and assured that “all other things will be added onto you.”
Governor Ortom also called on Christians to go back to the time when there was love towards one another “as it used to be in the past when we became Christians. True brotherly love is lacking today that is why there seems to be conflict all the times.”
Touching on the unity in the family, the governor told couples to begin to show love towards one another to celebrate accommodation, tolerance and faith in God.
Guest Speaker at the occasion and member representing Gboko-Tarka at the House of Representatives, Rt Hon John Dyegh thanked Governor Ortom for being ‘a true Gboko Boy,’ saying he has done for Gboko what no governor had done since the creation of Benue.
The Federal Lawmaker testified that in 1993 after serving as Council Chairman of Guma, Governor Ortom gave out his only car and house to God, an action that generated much pressure from close family members and the Church decided to return his house to him.
During the Church service, the General Overseer of Faithway Prophetic Ministries, Rev Samuel Alaha and other ministers of God prayed for the Governor, the state and all political aspirants in Benue.