By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has said that he would continue in seeking for divine direction and guidance before taking any step in the governance of the state.
Governor Oyebanji stated this at the Jibowu Hall, Government House during a special intercessory prayer session for the state organised by Ekiti State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in commemoration of the annual Universal Week of Prayer. The Governor said he never had the intention of contesting for governorship but God orchestrated the move and providence made him Governor.
The Governor called for concerted prayers for him to choose men and women who have the fear of God and are ready to deal with the people with compassion as well as prayer for the state to move to the next level of development and prosperity with confidence that all will be well.
While commending the CAN for not relenting in praying for his family and the state in general, Oyebanji stated that Ekiti belongs to God because he had handed the State to God since the first day of his administration, adding that he would continue to rededicate and re-covenant the state to God.
In his sermon, the General Overseer of Adonai Ministry, Dr Kole Akinboboye said Ekiti people must expect new things and new vision that will make the state a reference point among committee of states in Nigeria.
Dr Akinboboye, who preached from the book of Isaiah, chapter 43, verses 18-19 stressed the need to dispense a new covenant with God in the state and also raise an altar of prayers to service the covenant.
One of the highpoints of the event was the official presentation of a copy of the Holy Bible to Governor Oyebanji and his deputy, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye as a symbol of good governance by Chairman, Ekiti State Chapter of CAN, Revd. (Dr) Emmanuel Aribasoye who noted that no one can be successful outside the power of God.