Ajimobi’s Family Apologises To Oyo Deputy Governor, Explains Why He Was Shut Out From Fidau Prayers
Oyo State Dept Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan did not give the family of late Abiola Ajimobi prior notice of his attendance for the Fidau Prayers, media aide to the deceased Governor, Bolaji Tunji clarified on Sunday.
Reports had made rounds that Olaniyan was restrained from attending the Fidau prayers by security personnel attached to the residence of the Ajimobis.
But reacting to the report, Tunji in a statement apologized on behalf of the Ajimobi family, however adding that the incident occurred because the Deputy Governor arrived after the event, which was planned to be a private one, had started.
He said the family of the deceased was not aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed them.
He added that 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.
“No one was aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed us.
“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.
“Through a serving Senator and a former Attorney General 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,” Tunji said