Ajimobi’s Fidau: Deputy Governor Denied Access in Compliance with Covid-19 Protocol – Spokesperson

The Spokesperson for the Ex-Governor of Oyo State, Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Mr Bolaji Tunji has reacted to the allegations of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State.

It was reported that Engineer Rauf and the delegation of Oyo State Government were refused entry to the venue of the 8th day Fidau prayer for the deceased Governor.

Mr Bolaji Tunji issued a statement that

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“There is the need to clarify the believed presence of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan at the 8th-day prayer of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past Governor of Oyo State.

  1. The Deputy Governor arrived after the prayer had started.The event was strictly a family affair.
  2. There was a need to comply with the Covid-19 protocol as established by NCDC- Social distancing, not more than 30 people in a place and seats arranged, accordingly. After which the gate was shut.
  3. No one was aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed us.
  4. By the time we got to the gate to usher him into the sitting room, he had left. Everything happened within a spate of 10mins.
  5. Through a serving Senator and a former Attorney Genera, we tried to get in touch with him that it was not to slight him and he could sit in a private sitting room provided by the family. Unfortunately, he had left. We, however, apologise to his Excellency.
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Thank you.

Bolaji Tunji


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