There was drama at the Ekiti State Government House on Sunday as outgoing Governor Ayo Fayose wept profusely while vacating the state’s number-one seat.
<p>Fayose shed tears shortly after attending a thanksgiving service to mark the end of his tenure held at the Government House chapel.</p> <p>The governor betrayed emotion as he made for his official vehicle on his way to catching a flight at the Akure Airport.</p> <p>He was believed to be on his way to Abuja in readiness for an appearance at the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes<br />Commission (EFCC).</p> <p>As the thanksgiving service ended at about 11.00 am, tears had welled up in the eyes of the governor who sauntered towards his Lexus SUV.</p> <p>His wife, Feyisetan, who sensed that her husband was weeping, moved closer to him and consoled him.</p> <p>The outgoing first lady was heard saying “please take heart, please take heart.”</p> <p>After being consoled by his wife, Fayose bade farewell to few aides and other admirers who were watching the drama.</p> <p>Fayose’s voice was laden with emotion as he addressed the congregation.</p> <p>The outgoing governor said he was leaving the state number-one seat a contented man.</p> <p>Fayose said: “I’m contented, I’m happy and I say thank you. Don’t be disparaged, don’t worry about me, I will come back. I will rise to the glory of God. I have enjoyed uncommon grace; I will never complain but<br />thank God.”</p> <p>Mrs. Fayose assured that her husband would come back to Ekiti a triumphant man.</p> <p>She said: “We are coming back, I don’t know how but I have 200 per cent assurances.”</p> <p>In his sermon entitled, “Affliction shall not rise the second time,” the Chaplain of Government House, Pastor Seyi Olusola, said a man must be ready to face affliction, if he must rise.</p> <p>Olusola said: “Don’t allow anything to trouble your mind, always come to God.”</p> <p>As he left the Government House premises, Fayose displayed a wooden board with the inscription “Ekiti Kete, thank you all and good bye.”</p> <p>The thanksgiving service was attended by traditional rulers led by the Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Obas and Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju and the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe.</p> <p>The outgoing Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola and his wife, Janet; the Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo; Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka and the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Modupe Alade also attended the service.</p> <br />