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Fayose ‘Governor’s prayers made me Speaker,’ Dogara says

Dogara narrated an encounter with Fayose where the governor prayed for him and pronounced him Speaker.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said that God used Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose to put him in the position.

Dogara narrated an encounter with Fayose where the governor prayed for him and pronounced him Speaker.

The legislator made the comments on Sunday, October 25, 2015, during a special pilgrimage programme: “A day with Jesus for Nigeria in Israel,” which held in Jerusalem.

“Concerning the race for speakership race, it was almost the same story to how I won the election to the House. Some of our members and the powers that be said they did not want a fundamentalist Christian, that I am a fanatic,” Dogara said at the programme which was organized by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).

“At a point, I decided to leave everything to God, having realised that human efforts were not working, even my supporters had resolved to accept the deputy speakership offer, which I declined. In the process, I think a few days, thereafter, that I ran into my brother, the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, for the very first time.

When I got to him, I did not know I was coming to meet a prophet, I thought I was coming to see a politician. If they had told me what happened that day was going to happen, I would not have believed it. When we got to him (Fayose), he took us to a swimming pool, told everybody to remove his/her shoes, asked us to hold our hands, kneel down and he started praying.

As he started the prayers, I said wow! I have never seen or heard a politician pray in this version before, but I thank God that those prayers really worked for me. Come and see the words coming out of Fayose’s mouth. He mentioned my name, saying ‘I pronounce you the Speaker of House of Representatives’, and he said the God who made his own possible, would make my own possible,” he added.

Dogara emerged Speaker on June 9, despite being excluded from contesting by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The APC had conducted a mock poll and chosen Femi Gbajabiamila as its sole candidate for the legislative position.

Gbajabiamila went on to become the Majority Leader of the House.


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