EKITI State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has charged Nigerians not to use their positions to oppress others, but to learn from the Lord Jesus who used his power and position to serve and comfort others.
In his Easter message in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, the governor also charged Nigerians to stand for the truth at all times and be ready to defend it, adding that only the truth exalts a nation.
While saying that the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus gave mankind the hope that nothing is beyond the divine power of God, Fayose admonished the people of the state and Nigerians at large to expect a brighter tomorrow.
According to a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the Governor continued, “It was not that the Lord Jesus lacked the power to overcome those who went to arrest him, but in accordance with his divine mission, he submitted himself to God’s will. He died for us to have salvation.
Those in positions of authority who derive pleasure in intimidating, harassing and embarrassing others with the power the law of the land has vested in them should realise that there is a day of recokning.
“We must also stand for the truth because the Lord Jesus we are celebrating his death and resurrection at this period means the truth and he is for the truth.
“The current economic and political challenges we face now will surely lead us to a brighter, new beginning, as our administration in Ekiti State is ever poised to deliver on its mandate. I seek the support and cooperation of all Ekiti people for the administration and I pray that those good things that are dead in our lives and the state will come back to life by the power that raised Jesus from the dead,” he said.
Governor Fayose also implored the people of the state not to allow any disgruntled element to poison their minds with orchestrated lies all in the name of politics.
“May we not lose the reason for the season and I pray that we all have a blissful Easter celebration,” he added.