Ondo – Ekiti Bishops Pledge Spiritual Intercession For Governor Aiyedatiwa

By Precious Oluwole

Bishops in Ondo and Ekiti States has pledged their spiritual support to Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa.

Bishop, Akure Diocese and Archbishop of Ondo Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Simon Oluwole Borokini made this pledge while leading a host of Bishops from Ondo and Ekiti States to Governor’s office on Wednesday.

Rev. Borokini commiserated with Governor Aiyedatiwa on the demise of the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and to extend heartfelt congratulations to Governor Aiyedatiwa on assuming office.

“We are here to commiserate on the death of the former governor and to congratulate you on your new office, assuring you of our support with prayers in all our dioceses.”

In response, Governor Aiyedatiwa expressed deep gratitude for the visit, acknowledging the profound significance of the occasion.

He remarked, “This is a special visit because it carries so much power and blessings. These are the men of God presiding over this state, and because of the anointing you carry, and you have brought it here, I am honored and blessed.”

Reflecting on the passing of Governor Akeredolu, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the immense loss to the Anglican community, noting Akeredolu’s role as the Chancellor of the Owo Diocese. “The demise of the late governor is a great loss to the Anglican community because he is one of you,” he stated solemnly. “He is the chancellor of the Owo diocese, so personally, I pray God grant his soul eternal rest.”

Governor Aiyedatiwa also highlighted the continuity of governance, stressing the importance of a seamless transition of leadership. “Government is a continuous process,” he affirmed. “There can’t be a vacuum in power, and that brought about my emergence.”

In closing, Governor Aiyedatiwa extended an invitation to the bishops to join in the final burial ceremonies for Governor Akeredolu, stressing the bond between the government and the Anglican community. “Thanks for your solidarity,” he expressed sincerely, recognizing the invaluable support of the Anglican bishops during this transition period.

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