Ola Ajayi and Adeola Badru, Ibadan
THE spouse of the previous Governor of Oyo State, Chief Mrs Florence Ajayi has stated the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde didn’t name or paid her go to because the dying of her husband final Thursday.
She stated this simply as Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum led by its Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, paid condolence go to to the household of the ex-governor.
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The widow of the previous governor who was buried amid tight safety yesterday suggested the governor to keep away from taking part in politics with the dying of her husband.
Mrs Ajimobi stated, “I read in the newspapers a few days ago that the governor of Oyo state Engr. Seyi Makinde claimed to call me and I didn’t pick up, he never paid Ajimobi’s family a visit since my husband was admitted to hospital, neither has he sent anyone nor sent us a message”.
“I don’t have his contact and I have never spoken to him. Even if he called me and I didn’t pick up because of my mourning state, he could have sent me a message”.
“Ajimobi’s household isn’t competing with him in any method, we’re all working for the expansion, growth, and progress of Oyo state, though our get together is perhaps totally different, we’re working for a similar purpose.
“Do I need to send an official message to the governor to inform him about the death of my husband before he could send us a condolence message or pay us a condolence visit? It is not pleasant to hearings. What kind of politics are we playing?”
“As a former public Chief Servant, who had assiduously served this state, he deserved some honours and not show of shame when he had gone to rest. He never planned to go this soon, he could be anybody as no one knows the next moment.”
Speaking on behalf of the governors, Fayemi, sympathized and prayed with the household to Almighty Allah for the repose of the deceased soul.
Other governors who visited embody Alhaji Umaru Ganduje (Kano), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).
Ajimobi buried amid tight safety
The stays of the previous governor had been interred yesterday amid tight safety.
The former performing nationwide chairman of the All Progressive Congress was buried at his Oluyole residence at 10: 05 am on Sunday.
Clerics on the burial included Alhaji Kunle Saani, Sheik Muideen Bello, Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Shik Abubakri Abdleganiyu Agbotomokekere, amongst others.
Earlier, the household had knowledgeable most of the people that the stays of the previous governor can be taken to his Oke-Ado mosque and his Oja-Oba household home.
But the story was totally different when Vanguard correspondent seen that some Islamic clerics who carried out the burial in Islamic ceremony moved out of his home after the burial.
Few journalists had been allowed close to the graveside of the previous governor in order to abide by COVID-19 protocols.
At 12 midday, prayers had been later provided on the Sen. Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
Burial nonetheless according to Islamic Injunction
Some Islamic clerics have stated burying him 4 days after was nonetheless according to Islamic injunction.
While talking with Vanguard on the delay in burying him, a private assistant to the Chief Imam of Ibadan, AbdulFatai Alaga stated if there was a difficulty that delayed the burial, it may very well be placed on maintain however should not exceed the third day.
Even although it was 4 days after his dying, the Islamic leaders clarified that counting of days in Islam differs from the conventional counting within the secular, noting that within the Islamic calendar, it was simply three days and never 4 days.
Another Islamic cleric, AbdulFatai Mohammed, and Waheed Adebayo clarified that “if the person died in the morning, he could be buried at 2 pm or 4 pm on that same day”.
” But, if that particular person died at evening or morning, he could be buried between 2 and four pm”.
According to them, when an individual isn’t buried on the anticipated time as a result of any unexpected circumstances, it’s known as Dorushi.
Controversy over burial venue
Earlier, there was a heated controversy over the place the ex-governor needs to be buried.
Vanguard gathered that the Oyo State Government was reportedly reluctant in permitting Ajimobi household to bury the physique at Agodi GRA as a result of a pending court docket case.