Governor Ibikunle Amosun has clarified that he only fears God and not human beings, including President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amosun said God whose counsel or pronouncement cannot be altered by man, is the one he fears and nobody else.
The Governor spoke during the 2018 edition of the state’s Christmas Carol and Service of Nine Lessons at Kuto, Abeokuta, the state capital, in an apparent allusion to the report by the Saturday edition of The Nation which quoted him to have said “I only fear God and Buhari.”
Amosun was reported to have made the comments while addressing leaders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) during a stakeholders meeting last Friday at the party Secretariat in Abeokuta .
But clarifying his earlier statement, he said he fears only God and not Buhari.
“You know this is our time as politician, a time when politicians will call black, blue. Yesterday I held a meeting with our people, and the way I started was that, I was brought up to fear God but only for me to see in the paper this morning that ‘Amosun says he fears God and Buhari’.
“No, it is only God I fear, the one that is alive, the only one that will say ‘kufayakun’ and no one can change(it), that is the only God that I fear.
“Of course, I respect President Buhari, I love him and he loves me too but I know him he fears God because he is from God. He doesn’t beg for respect he commands and earns it. So it is only God that I fear.”