Monday, August 26, 2019

My mum discouraged me from going into politics, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde reveals

The Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, has reiterated that his victory in the last governorship election in the state was solely by the support of God.

He said his mother did not encourage him to join politics due to her belief that Nigerian politicians were ungodly persons.

The governor stated this during his family thanksgiving service at the St. David’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure, Ondo State capital on Sunday.

The governor, who was accompanied by some members of the Oyo State Executive Council and some leaders of the state Peoples Democratic Party, also declared that he had no godfather anywhere as candidate of the PDP, saying the Almighty Himself supported him all the way.

He said, “I am standing before you that I am a testimony of an individual getting into the position of the governor of a state without any godfather apart from the Almighty.

“When I wanted to go into politics, my two mothers, Mama Akure and Mama Ibadan,  doubted me. They called me late in the night and told me in Akure and Ibadan dialects that if politicians give you anything, do not take.

“They said this because of their belief that no godly person should go into politics. If my mother can doubt me, it means I should not worry if an outsider does the same.

“But I am standing here before you to say that a godly person can go into politics and do well.”