Oyo Deputy governor, Olaniyan, barred from attending Ajimobi’s Fidau prayer. Credit score. Premium Occasions
In response to The PUNCH, the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, has stated the household of the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi was conscious of his presence at their Ibadan residence to attend the eighth-day Fidau of their late father.
Olaniyan was denied entry to the Oluyole Property residence of the late governor on Sunday.
The late governor’s household by means of an announcement by Bolaji Tunji, media aide to the late Senator Ajimobi, had stated the household was not conscious of the deputy governor’s plan to be current on the prayer.
However in one other assertion by Olaniyan’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media, Omolere Omoetan, the deputy governor stated the household was conscious he was ready on the gate.
The assertion learn, “Once more, some members and aides of the previous Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi proceed to rebuff the hand of fellowship prolonged to the household of the late governor by the federal government of Oyo State led by His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
“As we speak on the eighth day Fidau Prayers of the previous Governor Oyo State Isaika Ajimobi, the Deputy Governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, was denied entry to the venue of the occasion.
“The Deputy Governor, who led the federal government delegation comprising himself and a few commissioners, on the approval of the governor, was stored ready on the gate for over 15 minutes. Even when safety males at the gate went in to inform them he was on the gate, no directive got here again to grant his Excellency entry.
“At a degree, the safety personnel in uniform and mufti on the gates grew to become very hostile and the ADC to the Deputy Governor was manhandled by males of the police pressure. It was at this level that the Deputy Governor determined to depart the scene that was changing into tense whereas ready in his automobile.
“Having waited for some time to see if the state of affairs would change to no avail, he proceeded to take his go away.
“It must be famous that the Deputy Governor put a name by means of to Alhaji Kunle Sanni, Chairman of Oyo State Muslim Council, who was amongst the officiating ministers, that he was on the gate and was being denied entrance. Alhaji Sanni responded that his arms have been tied. That is clear indication that what transpired was premeditated.
“There was no reality within the household saying they weren’t conscious that the state authorities delegation was on the gate as a result of Mr Bolaji Tunji was severally referred to as by males of Civil Defence on the gate.
“Even when the Deputy Governor arrived when the prayers had began, it is a well known truth in Islam that when prayers are on-going and a male walks in, it’s a sign that the prayers have acquired Allah’s acceptance.
“Nevertheless, Engr Rauf Olaniyan needs to reiterate that the go to of the federal government delegation to the eighth day Fidau Prayers of His Excellency Senator Isaika Ajimobi was a transparent demonstration on the a part of His Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde, that the late governor is held in excessive regard. He said that it was solely becoming for the state authorities to present respect to the late governor on the Fidau prayers held in his honour.
“The Deputy Governor additionally needs to place it on report that regardless of the approach he was handled by the Ajimobi household, which he refuses to carry private, he has displayed maturity as required of the general public workplace at this degree. He holds no grudges and he’ll proceed to wish that Allah grants the departed former Governor Al-Jana Firdaus.
“Engr. Rauf Olaniyan can even like to attract the eye of the Oyo state Commissioner of Police to the extremely unprofessional and unruly conduct of the police personnel on the premises.”