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How I went into politics without my mother’s blessing – Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has recounted how he ventured into politics and succeeding to become Governor despite his mum’s displeasure.


Governor Makinde while speaking during a thanksgiving service at St David’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure, Ondo State, said thus:

“I am standing before you that I am a testimony of an individual getting into the position of the governor of a state without any godfather apart from the Almighty,” he said.

“When I wanted to go into politics, my two mothers, Mama Akure and Mama Ibadan, doubted me. They called me late in the night and told me in Akure and Ibadan dialects that if politicians give you anything, do not take.

“They said this because of their belief that no godly person should go into politics. If my mother can doubt me, it means I should not worry if an outsider does the same.

“But I am standing here before you to say that a godly person can go into politics and do well.”
“We as a church, should not be timid. It is only when godly people participate in politics that we can sanitise our environment. The church must organise to participate actively in politics. As you all know, election would soon come in Ondo State, I will also be here to campaign, so the church should be ready to participate,” he concluded.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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