A delegation of Oyo State Government led by the deputy Governor of the State, Engr Raufu Olaniyan, were turned back from entering the Oluyole residence of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, venue of the 8th day Fidau prayer for the deceased.
Security details attached to the venue were said to have resisted efforts to enter the venue of the late Governor’s Fidau, as they almost engaged in open confrontation with Security Details attached to the Oyo Deputy Governor.
Engr Olaniyan, with other delegates comprising the State Head of Service, Alhaja Amidat Agboola and the Commissioner for Lands, Barrister Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, left after making frantic calls to people believed to be close to the family.
In a swift reaction, the spokesperson to late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, clarified that Ajimobi’s family was not aware the Oyo deputy Governor was going to attend the Fidau prayers, as neither the advanced team nor the protocol of the deputy Governor informed them.
It would be recalled that the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, due to Coronavirus complications and was buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday, June 28, 2020.