… Says Dancing Moment Took Place At ALGON Victory Party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the last general election, Oloye Bayo Adelabu has spoken out about a viral video clip of him and former Oyo State First Lady, Florence Ajimobi dancing together.
A social media rumor is currently circulating on Social Media that both were dancing at the One-year remembrance of the Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Adelabu in a statement he personally signed himself on Monday said that the “dancing moment which was quite brief actually took place at the reception and victory party organized for Oyo ALGON”
The statement read in full: “My attention has been drawn to the video of my short dance with our respected former first lady, the widow of our late mentor and political leader, Dr (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi.
“I want to condemn in its entirety the negativity and mischief being associated with the viral video. Any right-thinking individual suppose to (sic) be happy for our mummy, seeing her in that mood for the first time in almost a year after the transition of our great leader and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. This great virtuous woman stood by her husband through thick and thin while alive and mourning him for a whole year is also unprecedented. We believe she deserves to be happy again.”
“To set the record straight, the dancing moment which was quite brief actually took place at the reception and victory party organized for Oyo ALGON members few days after their victory at the supreme court, by Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi.”
“All the duly elected local government and LCDA chairmen were present at the party which was also attended by our party chairman, key stakeholders, and Guber aspirants in the 2019 general elections. The list of attendees includes Dr. Olusola Ayandele, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, Mr. Joseph Tegbe, Prof. Soji Adejumo, Mr. Ayo Kareem, Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan, Hon. Ademola Ojo, Hon. Samuel Egunjobi, Hon. Wale Olatunji, Hon. Gbenga Olayemi, etc.”
“Having thanked the former first lady for the well-organized party and commended her for standing by ALGON all through the trial period, the memory of our late leader resuscitated through praise singing by our regular musician on the bandstand, Wole Ojo. At this moment, some of us chose to dance to the music to honour our late leader. At the height of the dance, we decided to draw out Mrs. Ajimobi to join us on the dance floor because we believe she deserves to be happy again, having mourned for a whole year.”
“After so much persuasion, she eventually succumbed to our pressure and chose to do a brief dance with each of us in turn. We were all happy for her seeing her in that mood for the first time in almost a year. She cannot mourn forever. I’m therefore appalled that these mischief-makers singled out only my dance with her and decided to circulate it.”
“I personally do not see any big deal in this short video as all of us will die one day and will be remembered for whatever we stood for while alive. Senator Abiola Ajimobi died a fulfilled leader and great achiever. He died at the age of 70years with children and grandchildren surviving him. He died as the only two-term governor of Oyo state with visible landmark achievements that will remain reference points in years to come. So, dancing to the praise-singing that brought back a good memory of him a year after is in order and not in any way condemnable.”
“There is no gainsaying that several funerals of even younger and less achieved personality were done with bigger funfair within 8days or at most 41days of their passing away. So, let’s not be hypocritical. It is one year after the passing away of our hero by next month, why shouldn’t we celebrate the life of a great achiever.”
“Therefore, I see this mischievous circulation of the video as an unnecessary distraction and plead that we should all ignore whatever negative insinuations being made out of this to dent the image of personalities involved. The one-year anniversary of our great mentor and leader will be a celebration of the life of a great achiever and will be devoid of any trace of mourning.”
“Thank you and God bless.”