Engineer Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor has offered assistance to his immediate past predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who is in critical condition on account of Coronavirus infection.
This offer of help has been rejected by the Ex-Governor’s family. Governor Makinde, who was informed of his predecessor’s health, reached out personally and through his aides to his Lagos State counterpart, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to check on Ajimobi.
It was gathered that Makinde has also been in contact, through his Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Strategy, Hon Babs Oduyoye, who had a telephone conversation with the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Femi Hazat.
The Ajimobi Family, however, rejected the offer of help from the Oyo State Governor, maintaining that all was well with Ex-Governor. Their rejection was conveyed to the Lagos State Government officials.
Makinde has since then resorted to going through the Lagos State Governor after Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, did not answer calls put to her phone by the Governor and officials of the Oyo State government.
Several online newspapers had reported that the former governor had been placed on a ventilator and that Ajimobi, the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), before he contracted the virus, was hypertensive.
Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, who was earlier ill, is said to be ‘recuperating well’ and has been attending to issues regarding her husband’s condition.
OyoAffairs gathered that neither Ajimobi family nor his close associates have been able to have access to him since he was rushed to the hospital.