General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, yesterday counseled the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose to be God-conscious in his four-year stewardship.
Kumuyi in a letter to Governor Fayose read during his Thanksgiving Church Service at the weekend urged him to imbibe timeless tenets of “integrity, openness, transparency and prudence in the discharge of his duties”.
The cleric represented by Pastor Jeremiah Asemota, expressed appreciation for the Governor’s choice of the church for the programme, noting that leadership whether spiritual or temporal was divine with attached responsibilities.
Speaking at the occasion during what was tagged “Testimony session”, Fayose vowed to resist attempts by sycophants to mislead him regarding the management of the affairs of the state.
He however noted that he had forgiven all his detractors and those who worked against him in the struggle.
He said: “Having a second chance is very rare. If this time has been in Bible days, my name would have been one of the names to be recorded as those who God gave a second chance. My return to government is not common in history. It is a rare miracle.
“During the seven and half years of my political wilderness, I was taken to Court over what I knew nothing about 59 times aside the 45 days I spent in Ikoyi Prisons during my trial by the EFCC.
“My Security and political aides like Chief Dayo Okondo were incarcerated for three and half years without committing any offence. I won’t allow sycophants to derail me again.
“All my property were left in the Government House because I had to run for dear life. But this time my mission is to look after Ekiti people and not to fight anybody.
“I will not allow this position to go into my head or use it to oppress anybody. I don’t have anybody in mind to punish, battle with or fight in any way.”
He thanked traditional rulers and all who stood against alleged plans to scuttle his inauguration.
Also speaking, the Governor’s wife, Feyisetan, expressed gratitude for what she called a special favour of God who she said had revealed to her that her husband would return to power.
In her testimony, Mrs Fayose said: ”God revealed to me that my husband, Mr Ayodele Fayose will return as the Governor, but he never told me the time. God told me that our return would be done in such a way that will beat the people’s imagination.
“But because of the trouble we went through, at a time, I prayed to God to please push my husband out of politics. Later, God told me that He will leave him there for him to prove His power.
“After we left, Gen Tunji Olurin came, Segun Oni and Governor Kayode Fayemi came, but today God has manifested His power. This is not by our power or strength, but by the grace of God”, she said.
She further disclosed that her husband facilitated her closeness to God 19 years ago, when he took her to Deeper Life.
“Here, I found God because I was deep in worldliness in terms of dressing and behaviour. Today God has seized my life and I thank Him for restoring our lost glory”.
Meanwhile, a statement at the weekend signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi in Ado-Ekiti, announced the appointment of Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi as Special Assistant to the governor on Information and Civic Orientation.