Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed how Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose was spiritually-engineered by God to help him emerge the Speaker of the Nigerian parliament.
Mr. Dogara, who emerged Speaker on June 9, 2015, under highly-controversial circumstances, said this during a special pilgrimage program in Isreal.
During the program which was tagged: “A Day with Jesus for Nigeria in Israel” which was organised by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC,and held at the International Conference Center, Jerusalem, the Speaker said he had lost hope of becoming the Speaker due to the magnitude of forces against him during the campaign.
“Concerning the race for speakership, 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.
“At a point, I decided to leave everything to God, having realized that human efforts were not working, even my supporters had resolved to accept the deputy speakership offer, which I declined.”
The Speaker explained that it was during this period that he met the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. Unknown to him, he was meeting a prophet and not just a politician.
“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.”
The Speaker added that what Mr. Fayose has become today does not surprise him in any way, adding that his experience had turned him to a political juggernaut as attested to by Fayose himself earlier during the event.
“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.”
Other politicians who attended the spiritual event include the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State who testified on their individual encounter with God.