The deputy governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan and two commissioners in the state were not allowed from attending the eight (8) day Fidau prayer (prayer for deceased) for the former governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
It will be recalled that the state government led by Makinde and Ajimobi’s family had been at each other’s neck since the death of the former governor.
However, a delegation of Oyo State government led by the deputy governor and Barristers Abiodun Abdul-Raheem and Seun Ashamu, commissioners for land and energy respectively were turned down from attending the 8th day Fidau prayer of the deceased.
Security officials attached to the venue resisted their efforts to gain access to the venue as they engaged in open confrontation with the governors’ security details.
Gazelle.com reports that the deputy governor and the commissioners left after making frantic calls to people believed to be close to the family.
Omolere Omoetan, Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Deputy Governor has since confirmed the incident to the press.
He added: “Very correct. He was not allowed in. Security details at the gate said, “Madam is with the key to the gate”.