Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday hinted at securing a second term in office when he affirmed that he will spend eight years in office after which he may end up on the pulpit as a preacher.
The Governor who has barely spent two years into his first term gave this hint in his remarks at the 108th Nigeria Baptist Convention, held at the Baptist International Conference Centre, Lufuwape Town, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Governor said though he would not ascribe to himself the authority of the clergy because he loves reading, studying and sharing the words of God, declaring that, “I may end up on the pulpit after I have served as governor for eight years”.
Speaking on the theme biodun of the Convention, ‘Moving Forward: Finishing the race with Joy’, Abiodun called the attention of Nigerians, and the world at large on the need to do things with fear of God in their hearts.
According to him, if Nigerians followed the instructions of God in all they do, living would be much easier and the country would not find itself in the present precarious situation.
He, therefore, charged Nigerians not to lose hope, stressing that “all we need is the fear of God in conducting our affairs”.
“We all need to treat our fellow human beings with love and even take care of our environment with care. If we do, we will live a more peaceful and prosperous life. We continue to pray for God’s blessing upon our land, so that our people will live in constant abundance of every good thing.
“More importantly, we must reject violence and pursue peace with one another. We need to walk in love and understanding. This is what our heavenly Father expects from us.
“We, therefore, look forward to the continued reign of peace in our land and the constant strengthening of the body of Christ,” the governor stated.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was also at the event commended the retiring President of Baptist Convention, Nigeria, and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr Samson Ayokunle for serving meritoriously in his capacity as a leader in the Baptist Church.
Obasanjo, who expressed optimism that Nigeria would survive various challenges confronting it presently, prayed that God would give the retiree new energy to continue the work of God.