Sen. Sharafadeen Alli of Oyo South Senatorial District has described the demise of Prophet Michael Ojo, popularly known as “Baba Olowere” as the loss of a true prophet of God.
Alli, an APC senator, stated this in a condolence message he personally signed on Thursday and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
It was reported that Prophet Ojo, a popular evangelist/founder of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke-Agbara, Ashi Bodija in Ibadan, died on Wednesday at his Ashi residence.
The deceased was reported to have spearheaded the planting of several churches within the CAC mission, beginning with the CAC Oke-Imole at Agbowo in 1978.
Alli, in his condolence message, described late Olowere as a deep preacher, gospel evangelist, teacher, and a resolute and dogged believer in God who was greatly loved by all.
“Late Baba Olowere was a worthy father and a popular prayer warrior, who never discriminated against anyone, irrespective of religious or ethnic affiliations.
“The late Baba Olowere’s earthly sojourn was to the glory of God and a blessing to humanity.
“His death is a huge loss to the people of Oyo state, particularly the Christian community. He has indeed left behind a shoe too big for others to wear.
“His legacies of philanthropy, orderly behaviour, respect for fellow human beings, culture of tolerance, contentment, discipline and ability to live above board will surely outlive him.
“I have no doubt that his affectionate love for mankind, dedication to God and quintessential lifestyle will grant him eternal rest,” Alli said.
The lawmaker further expressed condolences to his family, the CAC Worldwide and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He prayed that God would grant his soul eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.