God Used  Fayose  for  My Victory, Says Governor  Ishaku


By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Taraba State Governor, Mr.  Darius Ishaku, yesterday said  Governor Ayodele Fayose was instrumental  to the   judicial victory he recorded at the Supreme Court after  losing in a dramatic manner at the Appellate Court.

In the same vein, his counterparts from Akwa Ibom and Abia states , Hon Emanuel Udom and Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, respectively, disclosed  that Fayose had been a pillar of support to their  administrations, disclosing that the governor played  similar role for them during their  travails at the Election Petition Tribunal.

The governors said this in Ado Ekiti while attending the commissioning of some projects executed by the administration of  Governor  Fayose.

Aside from the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, governors who graced the ceremony include, Governors Ishaku of Taraba , Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, David  Umahi of Ebonyin, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Nyesom Wike of Rivers ,Ibrahim Dankwabo of Gombe

Ishaku, while speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of his judicial victory in Ado Ekiti, said  Fayose’s spiritual counseling  made him  escape the hammer at the apex court.

“After losing at the Appeal  Court, I was in Jerusalem with Governor Fayose and at  a time I became burdened and I told him (Fayose) that  I am prepared to go back to my state. But he advised me to stay back and put all my supplications before God and that I did.

“I then promised  that if I should win the Supreme Court verdict  that I am going to do my thanksgiving in Ado Ekiti and that I’m doing today. He told me that God will make way for  me and this advice actually subdued  my worries and today I am celebrating .

“That was why I am committed to wiping  away tears in the eyes of my people in Taraba . As I speak with you many communities in Taraba had not witnessed  development  since its creation. It marvels me when my wife told me that she went to a community, very remote one and a woman of over 100 years proclaimed that  she had not seen a car in her lifetime”.

Speaking on Fayose’s virtues, Ishaku showered encomiums on the governor for his forthrightness, doggedness and bravery, saying these have helped in shaping his  political career”, he said.

Ikpeazu , who also escaped the Supreme Court hammer the same way with governor Ishaku relayed how Fayose stood by him  for him to stay afloat and triumph in his judicial triumph.

Udom , who branded Fayose as a dependable pillar of support  in the PDP, said the present crop of governors across party lines must rise above partisanship and strive hard to make Nigeria great in all respects.

“The present crops of governors in the country are committed people who are ready to take Nigeria to the next level”, he said.

Fayose, who attributed his contributions to God’s guidance and powers, urged the victors to continue to serve the people and always seek the face of God in all their dealings.

The governor added that virtually all his predictions about some happenings in the country  have come to fruition , saying this underscored  the grace of God over his life.

“Having  triumphed over the forces of darkness, I want you to rededicate yourself to the service of God. You must see God as your pillar and be ready to render selfless service to the people”, Fayose counseled.

Among the projects commissioned were :  Funmilayo Olayinka Women Development centre, built in honour of the late deputy  governor, 2000 – capacity amphi theatre built  within the precinct of Ewi of Ado Ekiti palace,  Awedele dualisation project,  De-Head-Police headquarters road, Petim road in Adebayo