Monday, 20 October 2014

I wont take vengeance, I have forgiven my persecutors -New Ekiti Gov. Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose; and his wife, Feyisetan, during a thanksgiving service at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State... on Sunday.
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday said he had forgiven those who were behind his removal from office in 2006 and those who persecuted him while out of office.

The governor said he had appeared 59 times in court and spent 45 days in Ikoyi prison over phantom charges levelled against him after his impeachment.

Fayose spoke at a thanksgiving service held in his honor at the Deeper Life Campground in Ado Ekiti.

He said having a second chance was a rare opportunity to be good to all.

He said, “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-a- 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 aides and political aides, such as Chief Dayo Okondo, were incarcerated for three-and-a- half years without committing any offence.

“All my property was left in the Government House because I had to run for my dear life. So, 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 or any political battle to fight.

“I won’t take vengeance, vengeance belongs to God. Be assured I will be warm to you. But you too turn away from evil so that the state can develop.”

The governor, who expressed his belief that “God is above all,” said he had surrendered himself to His will.

He also thanked his wife for staying by him during the period of challenges with a promise to consult her any time it was necessary to do so.

“In time of challenges if you have no one to support you, you are finished,” he said.

Fayose said he owed nobody any apology for becoming an apostle of stomach infrastructure.

“For that statement, I have no apology. I’m an apostle of stomach infrastructure. Whether you abuse me or not, stomach infrastructure has come to stay in this state.”

His wife, Feyisetan, at the event said God gave the revelation of her husband’s return shortly after his impeachment on October 16, 2006.

She said, “God told me that our return would be done in such a way that will beat 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 I should leave him there because he has committed a lot to politics and has yet to reap the dividends.

“After we left, Gen. Tunji Olurin came, Segun Oni came and then Governor Kayode Fayemi; and today God has manifested His power. This is not by our power or strength, but by the grace of God.”

The founder of the church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, in a letter to Fayose read in the church, urged him to continue to lead the people of Ekiti State with the fear of God and to manage the resources of the state with prudence.

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