The last has certainly not been heard of the festering disagreement between the Seyi Makinde-led Oyo State Government and the family of his predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The duo had been duelling since the former succeeded the latter. By the way, Makinde belongs to PDP and Ajimobi, APC. YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine investigation, however, revealed that their disagreement assumed a different dimension in the months preceding Ajimobi’s demise.
Ajimobi, it would be recalled, died days back in a Lagos hospital after allegedly battling to extricate himself from the firm grip of COVID-19. Where to bury him, as soon as his death became public knowledge, generated so much furore that even the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, allegedly couldn’t broker peace between the warring parties.
During Ajimobi’s eventual burial on Sunday, June 28, 2020, his widow, Florence, reportedly lashed out at the government, represented by the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan. According to her, the government hasn’t deemed it necessary to condole with her since the husband died. Besides that, even while he was still ill and on admission at First Cardiology, in Ikoyi, Lagos, they never showed any concern.
But firing back, the government responded by saying that they called, but Mrs. Ajimobi wouldn’t pick. Responding to them, almost immediately, she stated that she doesn’t pick numbers she doesn’t know or have stored on her phone.
With the two camps still seething with rage and uninterested in sheathing their swords yet, Ajimobi’s spokesman, Bolaji Tunji, minutes ago, took to his Facebook page to fire another salvo.
According to him: “Any attempt to spin falsehood against the Ajimobi family will not fly. We know what we know. If as you claimed that you could not get through by calls what stops you from sendind text. That would exonerate you. No one should play politics here. Flags at half mast for a day? Nonsense. After 8 years of service.
“Even for each of the terms would give you two days. It is the least you could have done. So what stopped an obituary adverts in the newspaper, or you could not get in touch with the newspapers too? Foolish, irrational excuse.
Those excuses will not fly, you cannot now start to whitewash what is not. We have always known that the ethos of an Omoluwabi is seriously lacking. A major defect in upbringing. Gloves are off.”