CAN Lauds Fayose’s Courage On Presidential Ambition

CAN Lauds Fayose’s Courage On Presidential Ambition

…”don’t be distracted, focus on walking with God”


Sam Oluwalana, Ibadan

After lauding the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for his courage in throwing his hat into the ring, for the 2019 Presidential Election, the  Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the governor not to be distracted by people it said have nothing good to offer the country.

The Christian body said that ; “the nation’s problems could only be solved by leaders who walk with God and you (Fayose) have always put your trust in God.”

These were contained in a letter sent to the governor by the Christian body and signed by the National General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake.

In the letter dated October 16, 2017 with reference number
CAN/GS/IGMAILS/02/017, CAN noted that Fayose’s presidential declaration of
September 28, 2017 in Abuja, could only be done by somebody with uncommon
boldness and courage giving the harassment and intimidation that would
surely follow.

“Unarguably, you have done what many of our politicians, Christians in
particular, do not have the courage to do. This is why I agree with you,
hook, line and sinker, when in your speech you said inter alia, “You are
all witnesses to my commitment to this party in this difficult period,
where I have demonstrated uncommon courage that makes me stand out as
capable of leading our country at this time.”

“Your Excellency sir, because you are known to doing great in your
leadership and that you will move this country forward, the enemies of
progress are not happy with your declaration and are not sleeping well. The
devil will use many, even those who might be closer to you to try to create
lies, false accusation, spread rumours, just to distract people from seeing
the good leadership qualities that are in you.

“In times like this, if honest and courageous leaders like you are not
careful, this can bring discouragement. Be assured that the Lord who has
led you in your leadership as the Executive Governor of Ekiti State at this
time, will never let you down. Your critics have the right to say whatever
they want, that is to be expected anyway. No leader should expect applause
from his critics,” the association said.

CAN added; “The leader that Nigeria really needs is the one that shuns the
cosmetic approach because he knows it is superficial and the ” quick fix
it” approach because he knows it is temporary. The country needs a leader
who has the courage to face problems honestly, the wisdom to understand
them, the strength to do something about them and the faith to trust God to
do the rest.”

It opined that the assignment of rebuilding the country would not be
impossible for Fayose as a leader because God’s grace would be sufficient
for him.