At 56, Fayose Reveals Secret Of Staying Power


Fayose PHOTO: bellanaija

PHOTO: bellanaija

EKITI State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that not repaying evil for any evil done him has remained the secret of his continuous victory against all odds put on his way by enemies.

Fayose, who turns 56 on Tuesday, added that total reliance on God was his power and nothing else. He cited a Biblical injunction to buttress his claims: “Philippians Chapter 4 verse 13, says I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.”  Jesus Christ is my strength. If I am talking, If I am heard, if I could not be cowed or suppressed,  If I am providing good governance to Ekiti people who elected me as their governor, If I am providing good leadership to people, it is because I have Christ as my strength and truly in him, I can do all things.” Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi, the Governor who reflected on the rough journey of his life while addressing members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly during a closed door meeting at the Government House in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, said though his road had been bumpy but because he was a man of destiny he had never lost any battle. “Let this be known, I wasn’t born with sliver spoon but with wood spoon in mouth, my struggle in the journey of life, founded on truth, hard work and firm believe in God, landed me where I am today. I remember God telling me never to avenge, but do good to all manners of men.  In doing so, lies my victory and progress.”

Fayose said his return to power was beyond human comprehension, saying “the stone which was rejected by the builder became strong pillar of the house.”

Governor Fayose who went down memory lane about the conspiracy of 2006 against him by the then members of the state House of Assembly which saw to his sudden, un-celebrated but undeserved exit from the seat of power by an impeachment later dismissed as illegitimate by the Supreme Court, admonished the current lawmakers, saying: “The traitors of yesterday, where are they now? God said in Psalm 68 verse 6 “…but the rebellious  dwell in dry land. God also said those who pay evil with evil, evil will never depart from their house. These messages are warnings to traitors,” he said.

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