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Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2020

Oyo govt plays politics with my husband’s death – Wife of late Gov alleges

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The Wife of the former governor of Oyo state, Florence Ajimobi, has alleged that Governor of the state, Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, are playing politics with the death of her husband, Abiola Ajimobi.
She said her husband never had any problem with the state government despite their different political affiliation, but alleged that the state government saw him as their enemy.
She said this when Deputy Governor of the state and members of Nigeria Governors Forum, led by its chairman, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state to the Oluyole residence of the late Governor.
“My husband took ill precisely on 27th of May and he was hospitalised. “I read on the papers that he (the governor) claimed that he called me but I didn’t pick. He didn’t call me. Even if he had called me, I never had his number. He should have sent text messages for record purposes.
“The governor of Oyo state never called me. He never signed a condolence message. Never called even when my husband was on sick bed for one month. What politics are you playing, please?
“Life is short. I am a Christian and my husband was a Muslim. We should allow fear of God to guide us in whatever we do. Ajimobi is gone today, I am going to mourn and respect his wishes. That is what I am doing today. Laid him to rest peacefully. I don’t want any controversy.
“Everything I read in the papers, I just swallowed it and I let it go. Please, the press are here, we never had any rift with the governor or the state government. I never dialogue with them and I never confronted them and I never send them a word because I didn’t know it was necessary for me to send official message.
“I didn’t send a message to governor Fayemi, I didn’t send to governor Ganduje and I didn’t send to Governor Sanwolu. “I didn’t send to anybody. It was all over the social media. They knew my husband was ill. The least anybody can do is to send me a word of encouragement at that time”, Florence Ajimobi said.

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