Tunji, spokesman for late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, explained the family side of
the story in the mild drama that took place on the 8th Day Fidau prayer held in
honor of the deceased Governor.
Delegation led by Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan, Head of Service, Amidst
Ololade, and Land Commissioner, Mr Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, had arrived at the
prayer venue in Oluyole but was unable to gain entry to the prayer venue.
said, the family was not aware that the Deputy Governor would be attending the
event neither was there any prior arrival of the deputy governor’s advance
protocol team to intimate the family ahead.
event which was planned as a family event held in observance of strict protocol
of the NCDC, adding that effort to facilitate the entrance of the deputy
Governor proved abortive as soon as the family gets the information on the
presence of the Deputy Governor at the Oluyole residence of the deceased
a statement “There is the need to clarify the believed presence of the Deputy
Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan at the 8th day prayer of HE
Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past Governor of Oyo State.
Governor arrived after the prayer had started. The event was strictly a family
affair. There was a need to comply with the Covid-19 protocol as established by
NCDC – Social distancing, not more than 30 people in a place and seats
arranged, accordingly. After which the gate was shut.
aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the
protocol informed us.
the time we got to the gate to introduce him into the sitting room. All
happened within 10mins of a spate.
get in touch with him through a serving Senator and a former Attorney General
that it wasn’t to slight him and that he could sit in a private sitting room
that the family provided. Sadly, he was gone. However we apologize to His