ADO-EKITI—The Bishop of Catholic Church, Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev Felix Ajakaiye, has urged the new governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, not to depart from his 8-point agenda, saying an attempt to deviate from his programme of action may make him lose respect from the people of the state.
Delievering his sermon during a thanksgiving service at St Patrick Catholic Cathedral, Ado Ekiti, the cleric equally urged the governor to make service to the poor people as one of his cardinal programmes and to protect the rule of law,
The Bishop reminded Fayemi that he was not a governor of ACN, or any particular part of the state but the governor of the whole state.
In the sermon titled’’ Maintaining Your Perseverance,’’ the Bishop tasked the new governor to let his experience and international connection to bear in the governance of the state
At the church which was full to its capacity, the cleric called on politicians not to see politics as a do-or-die affairs, rather as a way of serving people.
While commending Fayemi for maintaining his cool throughout his tribulations, the cleric admonished other politicians in the country never to lose hope whenever they were in trouble or facing a difficult situation.
‘’l want all politicians to always embrace peace and never to lose hope whenever they are facing any difficult problem, God is after truth seeker.”
Rev Ajakaiye who prayed for the success of Dr Fayemi and his Deputy , Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, described the victory of the duo “as a victory of integrity.”
He however gave a copy of Bible to Fayemi and his Deputy, including a rosary and cross to each of them for prayer.
In his respond, the new governor, called on the congregation to pray for him so that the fear of God would guide him as he runs the affairs of the state
He admitted that there was a great work to be done in the state, noting that the work must be done with the support of all the people of the state.
According to him: “’lam not a magician, all of us must do the job, when some of my friends came from various parts of the for my inauguration yesterday , they said there were a lot of pot holes in the state, therefore, you should join me in doing the job.”
Fayemi equally disclosed to the congregation that those who had committed one crime against the other against the people of the state would be called to account for their actions.