Former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday joined incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi to celebrate the third anniversary of the latter’s second term as governor.
Both men were at a thanksgiving service held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti also attended by former Governor Adeniyi Adebayo and Deputy Governor Bisi Egbeyemi.
The governor’s wife Bisi Fayemi, former Deputy Governors Abiodun Aluko and Modupe Adelabu, Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, other lawmakers and traditional rulers were also present.
Speaking at the service, Fayemi said “I am a product of grace because we human beings delude ourselves often when we think it’s our talent, our merit, our capacity and our competence that has given us the place where we are.
Whatever we are is unmerited because there are thousands of others who are better than us but don’t have the grace to be there.
“That is why it is important for us to come for this thanksgiving mass for us. The challenges are there and what the Bible says is that not that we will not have challenges but they will not overcome us.
“The work is not yet done but we will continue to do our best the way our pathfinder, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo left with his head held high, former Governor Ayo Fayose did his best for our state.
Ekiti of our dream will become a reality if we all keep building on it without subtracting from it.
“We are here to sacrifice. Leadership is not office, it’s not title, leadership is service, leadership is sacrifice and may God give us the grace to be of service to our people.”
The Congregation thereafter joined the Governor, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and top government officials in thanksgiving.
Speaking earlier, Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese Reverend Felix Ajakaye advised Fayemi advised to do everything possible to protect the new roads that have just been constructed and inaugurated from being destroyed by an influx of trailers.
Ajakaye expressed dismay that the recent influx of articulated vehicles and luxurious buses in the state is already taking its toll on the new roads which are gradually being destroyed.