Fayose’s critics working against God’s will – ex-NBA scribe
By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti.
Apparently disturbed by the gale of antagonism and criticism against the Ayo Fayose’s style of governance in Ekiti State, a former National Secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Dele Adesina, has warned that whoever is antagonising the governor is working against God’s will.
Adesina, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also said the return of Fayose to office exactly eight years after his first tenure was abruptly cut short is divine.
This is just as the President of the Igbimo Ure Ekiti and former Secretary of Health, Prince Julius Adeluyi said leading a state like Ekiti is quite challenging.
The ex-NBA Scribe, who is also a member of the pan-Ekiti group; Igbimo Ure Ekiti (IUE),spoke in Ado-Ekiti at a dinner held by the group to mark the 55th birthday of the governor.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the former NBA scribe urged the people of the state to rally round the governor in the effort to develop the state.
Adesina said: “The second coming of the governor is divine just like he has said on many occasions. God does not make mistakes and I even believe that there is no coincidence in the issues of God. So, the second coming of the governor is divine and everyone who do not wish to stand against the will of God must support the governor.
“I want us all, as stakeholders in the state to see with our inner eyes where this state will be after he has completed his term given the great efforts he is making. I pray that God will guide you to have a good successor because as a leader, your success will be complete where you have a good successor,” he said.
In his remarks, the President of IUE, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi, said being a leader in a state like Ekiti with many brilliant minds was challenging.
“This is to give honour to whom it is due. We are representatives of all constituencies that make up the state. Members have something in common and that is the Ekiti project and how it will be better. The governor came to us in the morning and has come again tonight. Governance in Nigeria is a big challenge at all levels especially in Ekiti with brilliant people.
“We need a platform like this to exchange ideas and rub minds. May the will of the Lord be fulfilled in your life. The future holds a bright prospect for you,” he said.
Fayose, while responding, thanked members of the group for being passionate about the Ekiti project.
He noted that despite their advanced ages, members still felt they must come back home and be part of the effort to take the state to greater height. He appealed to them to get more members, especially elder statesmen who are based in the state.
Fayose added that he was open to correction by members of the group, and appealed to them to use their various contacts to attract developmental projects to the state.