Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has revealed that his mother doubted him when he wanted to go into politics.
Makinde disclosed this on Sunday at his family thanksgiving service at St David’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure, Ondo State.
The governor said he owed God for his victory in the governorship election.
In his words: “I am standing before you that I am a testimony of an individual getting into the position of the governor of a state without any godfather apart from the Almighty.
“When I wanted to go into politics, my two mothers, Mama Akure and Mama Ibadan, doubted me. They called me late in the night and told me in Akure and Ibadan dialects that if politicians give you anything, do not take.
“They said this because of their belief that no godly person should go into politics. If my mother can doubt me, it means I should not worry if an outsider does the same.
“But I am standing here before you to say that a godly person can go into politics and do well.”