The Deputy of Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan, has reacted to the incident that noticed him hindered from accessing the residence of the previous Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi.
Olaniyan on Sunday famous that the household of the late Governor was conscious of his presence at their Ibadan residence to attend the eighth-day Fidau of their late father.
Naija Information had earlier reported that the delegates led by the Oyo State Deputy Governor have been hindered by Law enforcement officials and different safety operatives from coming into the residence of the previous governor.
The spokesperson of the decease, Bolaji Tunji, in a press release launched on Sunday had claimed that the household was not conscious of the deputy governor’s plan to be current on the prayer.
Olaniyan whereas reacting to the sooner assertion via his media aide, Omolere Omoetan, mentioned 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.”
“In the present day 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 saved ready on the gate for over 15 minutes. Even when safety males on the gate went in to inform them he was on the gate, no directive got here again to grant his Excellency entry.”
“At some extent, the safety personnel in uniform and mufti on the gates turned very hostile and the ADC to the Deputy Governor was manhandled by males of the police power. It was at this level that the Deputy Governor determined to depart the scene that was changing into tense whereas ready in his automotive.”
“Having waited for some time to see if the state of affairs would change to no avail, he proceeded to take his depart.”
“It needs to be famous that the Deputy Governor put a name via to Alhaji Kunle Sanni, Chairman of Oyo State Muslim Council, who was among the many 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 fact 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 known as by males of Civil Defence on the gate.”
“Even when the Deputy Governor arrived when the prayers had began, it’s a well-known reality in Islam that when prayers are on-going and a male walks in, it’s a sign that the prayers have obtained 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 acknowledged that it was solely becoming for the state authorities to point out 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 best way 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 stage. He holds no grudges and he’ll proceed to wish that Allah grants the departed former Governor Al-Jana Firdaus.”
“Engr. Rauf Olaniyan will 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.”