Florence, widow of ex- Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi, was offended about how the Oyo State authorities led by Seyi Makinde handled her husband within the final one month of his sickness.
The widow, nonetheless, made her emotions recognized when she obtained a delegation led by the Oyo Deputy Governor, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan at their Oluyole residence.
Different delegations and Governors have been additionally current on the scene.
The visibly offended widow denied ever contacting Makinde or anyone in authorities for any type of help in the course of the sickness of her husband, which ultimately resulted in his demise.
The previous first woman, who acknowledged she was not supposed to speak, mentioned she determined to interrupt her silence since his husband fell sick a couple of month in the past and died final Thursday due to misgivings emanating from the federal government.
She appealed to the federal government to cease what she described as soiled politics.
she mentioned her late husband was for peace and served the state for eight years making him deserve higher therapy even in demise.
She mentioned: “Though I shouldn’t be the one talking however I simply need to clear the air on lots of misgivings that has been spreading.
“On behalf of my late husband, kids and your entire Ajimobi’s household, I need to sincerely thanks for all of your help at this very essential level of our lives.
“My husband just isn’t a really troublesome man however thank God we’re right here at the moment. For me, when issues like this occur, I need to choose up one thing. It’s a time for everybody of us to mirror on our lives as a result of demise is a crucial finish. It’ll come when it would come. We don’t know who’s subsequent and we don’t know when our time will come.
“Both you’re a Christian or a Muslim, each religions train love and peace and I’m glad that the Deputy Governor of Oyo State is right here as a result of I must put some data straight. It’s the first time I’m going to make any public announcement or assertion since my husband really died.
“I opened the papers a few days in the past and I noticed the Oyo State Authorities writing lots of issues.
“Your Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, for the avoidance of misinformation to the general public and harm to the picture of my husband as a result of my husband is a peace-loving individual. He lived for peace passionately.
“My husband took sick on the 22nd of Could and he was hospitalised and I used to be studying within the papers that the Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Makinde, claimed he referred to as me. However he didn’t.”
Referring to the Deputy Governor, she mentioned “I don’t have your quantity and I’ve by no means spoken with you on telephone. Nevertheless it’s vital we put the data straight as a result of this can be a household of politicians and I don’t need anyone to tarnish my husband’s identify and effectively my husband is gone. It might be me or anybody else tomorrow.
“Life in itself is vainness upon vainness. Both you’re PDP or APC, the person is useless and he has been buried.
“However the Governor didn’t name me. Even when he had referred to as me and I didn’t choose his calls, I don’t have his quantity and I’ve by no means spoken with him on the telephone. He may have despatched me a textual content message for report functions.
“After which at the moment once more, I learn within the papers and noticed how the Ajimobi’s household was mendacity about one thing once more
“Mr Deputy, my husband by no means had something in opposition to the Governor or anybody else. We have been in numerous events however he was an elder stateman and he slept on the bottom.
“The Governor of Oyo State by no means referred to as me nor despatched a condolence message, my husband was hospitalised for one month. What politics are we taking part in, please?
“Life is brief, I’m a Christian and my husband is a Muslim, all of us ought to let the concern of God information us in no matter we’re doing. Ajimobi is gone at the moment. No matter he does doesn’t matter to me. It doesn’t matter to me as his spouse and his widow. I’m going to mourn and respect my husband’s needs and that was what I did at the moment, laid him to relaxation peacefully.
“I don’t need any controversy. All the pieces I learn within the papers, I simply swallowed all of them and let it go. So, please, the press are right here, we by no means had any rift with the Governor with the state authorities. I by no means dialogued with them. I by no means contacted them nor despatched them a phrase as a result of I didn’t comprehend it was crucial for me to ship official messages that my husband was hospitalised.
“I didn’t ship messages to Governor Fayemi. I didn’t ship to Governor Ganduje. I didn’t ship to Lagos State Governor, I didn’t ship messages to anyone as a result of it was all around the social media and so they knew that my husband was sick.
“I feel the least anyone can do as a God-fearing individual was at the very least to ship me a phrase of encouragement at the moment. And even after he died. Not even you Mr Deputy Governor referred to as. In case you had referred to as me as you claimed and I didn’t choose, you might have at the very least despatched me a message Sir.
“I don’t have your quantity, I’m the spouse of a politician, I don’t choose numbers that I don’t know Sir. You may ship a message. Everyone goes to die. My husband is useless and he served this state for eight good years.
“Are you saying he didn’t contribute something to this state and you might not honour him for a second? The person is useless and I must put the report straight. I don’t need anyone, any authorities to tarnish my husband’s picture. He was a peace loving man. And he performed his function and he’s gone.”
“No one could be on the stage for therefore lengthy. You come, play your roles and you allow. Anyone else comes. I pray for Governor Seyi Makinde to succeed as a result of that’s the solely time I might say that my husband succeeded.
“So, please let’s put the report straight. I by no means had any interactions with Governor Seyi Makinde, he didn’t contact the household and that’s the truth. His deputy Governor is right here, he didn’t even ship me a textual content message and I don’t have your quantity and I don’t choose calls from numbers that I don’t know. So, please let’s cease soiled politics.”
Nevertheless, the fast intervention of Kano Governor Umar Ganduje, who rapidly referred to as for prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Governor, put the matter to relaxation.
Watch a small clip from the scene under:
— TheCable (@thecableng) June 28, 2020