The Bishop of the Diocese of Ekiti, the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Christopher Omotunde has described Ayo Fayose’s four year rule in the state as a waste.
Th Clergyman made the comment at a thanksgiving for the new deputy governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi in Ado Ekiti.
Bishop Omotunde said Ekiti’s progress was stunted in the last four years of the former governor.
He described the tenure as “four wasted years in which life became unbearable for the people and in which hunger ravaged the land without any concrete effort to alleviate people’s poverty.”
“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had a golden chance to make a difference in the lives of Ekiti residents but abused the opportunity to the extent that the people became slaves under them”, he said.
He therefore warned the new All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to learn from the mistakes of the immediate past government and never disappoint the teeming masses looking up to it for meaningful governance.
Omotunde who delivered his sermon at the Emmanuel Anglican Cathedral, Okesa, Ado-Ekiti, said Fayose should be particularly blamed for all that went wrong during his tenure
The bishop said Fayose’s daily criticisms and opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, for instance, denied Ekiti of many benefits.
He said while Fayose was busy abusing the president, other wiser PDP governors were busy attracting projects to their states and financial support from the Federal Government because of their good relationship with the President.
The bishop, who described himself as “a father of all politicians”, said all members of his church belong to all political parties, and that he was duty bound to speak the truth when the need arises.
Omotunde said God had given Governor Kayode Fayemi another chance to make the difference in the lives of Ekiti people and must therefore not fail to do that because the expectations are very high.
He advised Fayemi to choose people who will be faithful in translating his dreams for the development of the state into reality and not those who would be advancing their personal and selfish interests.