Move closer to God - Clerics Advise Fayemi
Abasi Femi Oguntayo
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has been advised by clerics who ministered at the inter - Faith thanksgiving service held today at the government house in Ado-Ekiti.
This was part of the laid down programmes to mark the inauguration ceremonies of the new administration which started on Monday, 15th of October, with an inaugural lecture, while the inauguration and swearing in ceremony followed on Tuesday. The governor commenced a thank you tour around the three senatorial districts of the State yesterday.
The 'Thank You' tour which started at Ekiti North senatorial district and moved to Ekiti South was to move to Ekiti Central and Aramoko Ekiti but was postponed because the governor wasn't around.
The Inter Faith Service was however, witnessed by several men and women of God from both faiths, the Pastors and Bishops from the CAN were present and the Imams and priests from the Islamic faith were also present.
Also present were the First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and his wife Chief Mrs Margret Egbeyemi, the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, Mr Abiofun Oyevanji, Chief if Staff, Mr Biodun Omoleye and Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode among several other party leaders of the APC and members of the general public.
The first Muslim preacher, Alhaji Baba Abdul Salam, who is the State Missioner, Ansar-ud-Deen in his preaching said, "Dr Kayode Fayemi in his first term after the defeat conceded defeat, because he wanted peace and did not want the blood or the innocent people be wasted and he did not want the works he did in his first term to be destroyed.
"He did not however know he was preparing that for his second coming. Even when big party wigs were saying they should go to court".
Alhaji Raheem Arikewuyo Arowoyo, the Awiye Adinni of Ekiti land who also ministered advised the Governor not to be like the former governor "who made himself a demigod, because whatever position and wherever we are in life we should know it is not permanent".
The pastor in charge of RCCG province 2, Pastor Goke ...also advised the governor, telling the first Lady to deliver his message to the governor, "to always at least once in a month organize a monthly prayer for the State. Even though several other churches in the state will be praying for the government but the governor should also create time for a gathering like this where we all pray to God about out State", he said.
It was a mixed service of songs and prayers as both Christian music and prayers and Islamic songs and prayers were made.
The Inauguration ceremonies continue and will end on Sunday the 21st of October, 2018 with a civic reception at the countryhome of the governor in Isan Ekiti.