Delay in Ajimobi’s burial: This wicked lie must stop ― Oyo govt

Delay in Ajimobi's burial: This wicked lie must stop ― Oyo govt
Seyi Makinde and Abiola Ajimobi

The Oyo State Government has strongly denied insinuations that it’s accountable for the delay in burying the rapid previous governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday.

An announcement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the insinuations amounted to a depraved lie.

The assertion learn: “In view of the extreme enquiries from information media organisations concerning the perceived delay in burying the late former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Government needs to put on report that there isn’t a fact within the hearsay making the rounds that the burial is being delayed by the state authorities.

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“The hearsay, which is being intentionally unfold to offer the state authorities a nasty identify and to play undue politics with the useless, initially got here by the best way of social media gossip, which gained traction to draw the eye of conventional media outfits.

“Several media outfits reached out to the Media Office of the Governor of Oyo State to make enquiries on this barefaced lie on Saturday.

“Let it’s acknowledged clearly that the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has performed no position in any respect in inflicting any delay in any way concerning the burial of his rapid predecessor, Senator Ajimobi.

“The fact of the matter is that the household, by way of a proxy, approached the state authorities and sought approval to bury the late governor on a plot of land at Agodi GRA, which is presently beneath litigation.

“Incidentally, it was the identical former Governor Ajimobi who instituted the authorized motion.

“Governor Seyi Makinde had no selection than to state the information as they’re to the emissaries and switch down the request.

“Governor Makinde, nonetheless, in opposition to the established land use rule in Oyo State, gave approval that the household can bury the late governor in his Oluyole Estate residence.

“It is to be famous that the principles guiding land use in Government Reservation Areas (GRA) forbid the burial of our bodies in such places as Oluyole Estate and Agodi GRA.

“Let us additionally placed on report that whereas the household didn’t comply with the laid down protocols in passing info on the illness and eventual demise of Senator Ajimobi, Governor Makinde missed all that and directed the total cooperation of the federal government with the household on this matter.

“It can only amount to a wicked lie to insinuate that the incumbent government in Oyo State attempted to obstruct the burial of the immediate past governor.”


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