Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said at the weekend that his opponents in the March 9 governorship election were plotting to frustrate his administration.
He urged spiritual leaders to pray for the success of his government.
The governor spoke at Igbaja in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state at the 55th graduation of ECWA Theological Seminary.
Represented by his deputy, Kayode Alabi, the governor said: “I urge you all to pray for our government. Those we defeated at the polls are
around and they will not want us to succeed. Kwara has suffered a lot.
“The state suffered for over 40 years in the hands of one family, yet there are many families in the state.
“They still want to come back as they believe the state belongs them. I always tell people that we did not win the election; God won the election for us. We did not have the huge amount they spent on the election day.”
He urged institutions of higher learning in the country to instill discipline in their students to ensure an egalitarian society.
AbdulRazaq advised the graduating students to impact positively on the society and
teach the children and their congregation the way of the Lord.
He stressed the need for attitudinal change on the part of the people and advised the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the institution.
The Provost, Rev. Stephen Baba, urged pastors to take character and integrity moulding very seriously.
“To entrench good governance in this nation and the church of Jesus Christ, pastors need to take the matter of character and integrity very seriously and help in building men and women of sound character and integrity,” Rev Baba added.
He said 352 students graduated this year from the seminary, with 18 from the ECWA College of Education.