On Sunday, June 5th, news filtered out that the family of late former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi denied the deputy governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan entrance into their house.
Olaniyan was at the residence of the Ajimobis to participate in the 8-days Firdau prayers held for the deceased.
Bolaji Tunji, who is acting as the Spokesman to the family cleared the air and said it was a mix up and was not an intentional action against the deputy governor.
“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.
“The Deputy 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.
“No one was aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed us.
By the time we got to the gate to usher him into the sitting room, he had left. Everything happened within a spate of 10mins.
“Through a serving Senator and a former Attorney General we tried to get in touch with him that it was not to slight him and he could sit in a private sitting room provided by the family. Unfortunately, he had left. We however apologise to his Excellency.”