At 60, I now want to be closer to God – Fayose

Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose

Former Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose says he now wants to focus on getting closer to God after clocking 60.

The ex-governor told PUNCH in an interview published on Sunday that he also still nurses the ambition of being Nigeria’s president.

Asked what more he wanted from life, Fayose said: “That Nigeria will see better days. As I still live, I will see better days. Anything to support my children to make my wife happy, I am for it.

“Above all, I want to get closer to God. I want to be an instrument in His hand. I still believe I can be Nigeria’s president. The how is not my business because nobody has ascended any position with their might. Things that look impossible are possible with God.”

Fayose said he had no regrets but would have done better if given opportunities.

“Largely, God has helped me to lead a good life and given me a fair share of opportunities and I am grateful to him. He has given me five boys that are doing well. Above all, he has given me health, strength and a wonderful partner,” he said.