Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunsho
Amosun has narrated how she converted from
Christianity to Islam after her marriage to the
governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
She explained why as a staunch Christian with a
bishop as a father, she is married to a Muslim.
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In an interview with Vanguard, she said “The first
person I told I wanted to get married to a Muslim
was my mother. First, she burst into tears and
then she asked me whether I had told my dad and
I said no and I could see that mischievous smile.
“But, today, my mother and my husband are like
the best of friends and, of course, I get my pound
of flesh back sometimes when they are joking and
she has forgotten! I will say, ‘Eh! Muslim lo fe
fe’ (meaning, you want to marry a Muslim).
“When I told my dad, he said, ‘Ah, okay, well, we
just have to pray about this one’. But somehow,
they hit it off very well. The thing about it is, my
husband believes in God. My husband, I will say,
is even more religious than me.
“He truly believes in God, he has faith in God that
all things are possible and when you see
somebody that is so committed and you see that
based on his faith; not challenging God, but telling
God that ‘I believe in you’ and you see time and
time and time again those things manifesting.
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“It started from me having faith in his faith. I have
faith in his faith, God and that just made it so
easy, because I could see that God did not fail
him and I know that my husband doesn’t believe
in anything else, except God.”
When asked if there was any deliberate attempt
from her husband to convert her to Islam, she
said, “Not really. But yes!
“I pray the Muslim way because we are a very
close-knit family and, in the beginning, I will tell
my children, ‘Oya, time to pray’. ‘But mummy how
come you are not praying with us?’ ‘Does that
mean daddy’s God is not a good God?’ My
children will ask me. And that was when I began
to give it a thought. It didn’t take much time
before I joined them. The rest, as they say, is
history but it was not his doing, I just converted,
just like that,” Mrs Amosun stated.