Learn from Fayose’s downfall, cleric tells Fayemi
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has been warned to learn from the downfall of his predecessor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, in the discharge of his duties in the next four years.
A Muslim cleric, Alhaji Raheem Arikewuyo Olowoyo, gave the warning on Thursday at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service organised by the Ekiti State Government as part of activities to mark the inauguration of the new governor.
Olowoyo, who is the Awiye Adinni of Ekitiland said those in positions of authority must learn from the fact that Fayose, who wielded power of “life and death” just a week ago, is now cooling his heels in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Leading the Muslim prayer at the event, Olowoyo noted that the transience of power should motivate those holding positions of leadership to do well and be accountable to people because of the impending day of reckoning.
Olowoyo said: “By this time last week, it was whoever Fayose wanted that will be allowed to enter this Government House and whoever he did not want will not be allowed in.
“But where is Fayose today? Fayose is now a former governor, the governor that is there today will be a former governor tomorrow.
“Three days have gone out of four years and that is how the four years will be reducing gradually. People are talking about the good things and bad things Fayose did in power.
“Fayemi is a good man and God has given him a wonderful woman as wife and they don’t underrate people. My prayer is that God will not allow evil people to be part of this government.”
Anglican Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Christopher Omotunde, prayed that God will not allow Ahithophels to get into government and mislead the governor.
Delivering the Muslim sermon, the state Missioner of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Alhaji Baba Abdul Salam, described position of power as “trial from God.”
Abdul Salam urged leaders in the country to rule with justice and fairplay adding that Fayemi has begun well and must be supported with prayers to succeed.
He said: “This is a good beginning, Fayemi is exposed, he has interacted with Presidents and world leaders and he has come to do well in this second term.”