In response to The Nation, the spokesperson to late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Mr Bolaji Tunji has defined the household facet of the story within the delicate drama that performed out on the eighth Day Fidau prayer held in honor the deceased governor.
The Oyo state delegation led by Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan, the Head of Service, Amidst Ololade and the Commissioner for land, Mr Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, had arrived the Oluyole venue of the prayers, however couldn’t acquire entrance into the venue of the prayers.
However, Tunji stated, the household was not conscious that the Deputy Governor could be attending the occasion neither was there any prior arrival of the deputy governor’s advance protocol group to intimate the household forward.
He stated the occasion which was deliberate as a household occasion held in observance of strict protocol of the NCDC, including that effort to facilitate the doorway of the deputy Governor proved abortive as quickly because the household will get the knowledge on the presence of the Deputy Governor on the Oluyole residence of the deceased governor.
Tunji stated in an announcement “There may be the necessity to make clear the believed presence of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan on the eighth day prayer of HE Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the fast previous Governor of Oyo State.
“The Deputy Governor arrived after the prayer had began. The occasion was strictly a household affair.
“There was a have to adjust to the Covid-19 protocol as established by NCDC – Social distancing, no more than 30 folks in a spot and seats organized, accordingly. After which the gate was shut.
“Nobody was conscious that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance group nor the protocol knowledgeable us.
“By the point we received to the gate to usher him into the sitting room, he had left. All the things occurred inside a spate of 10minutes.
“By means of a serving Senator and a former Legal professional Normal we tried to get in contact with him that it was to not slight him and he may sit in a non-public sitting room offered by the household. Sadly, he had left. We nonetheless apologise to his Excellency.”