Nigerians should pray for divine intervention – Fayose

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Only divine intervention can save Nigeria from its present challenges, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said.

Fayose noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has succeeded in eroding the gains of Nigeria’s democratic experience since coming to power in 2015.

This, he said, the APC has done by its desperation  as well as intimidation and harassment of the opposition.

However, he said that the removal of immediate-past Director General of Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura was an example of divine intervention in the nation’s affairs.

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According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor made this known on Sunday during a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the coming  National and State House of Assembly elections.

He said, “I just want to let Nigerians know that divine intervention is what they should be praying for as far as the situation in the country is concerned. And I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For instance, what happened last week to Lawal Daura, the erstwhile boss of the Department of State Service is a finger of God intervening in Nigeria’s matter.

” We are in this mess because the level of desperation and intimidation we are currently witnessing in the country is unprecedented.  Opposition figures are hounded into jail. Accounts of state government are frozen for no just reason. Look at what happened in Benue State. We must pray hard for divine intervention and I am sure God will prove Himself that He is the one in charge.”

Also, Fayose expressed confidence in the judiciary to restore the mandate of the PDP candidate in the recent governorship election in the state, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

He added, “The journey of life is beyond today as we have seen today and yet to see tomorrow. Life is meaningful when you go through difficulties as it lets you know who your friends are. I put in my best to the poll and I have no doubt that we won and our mandate will be restored. Ekiti people are in agony because the mandate given Eleka has been stolen and those who stole it cannot celebrate.”

Fayose warned the candidates against using his name to curry votes, noting that he does not have an anointed candidate.




John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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