Florence, widow of ex- Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has lashed out at Governor Seyi Makinde for a way his authorities handled her husband within the final one month of his sickness.
The visibly indignant widow denied ever contacting Makinde or anyone in authorities for any form of assist throughout the sickness of her husband, which finally resulted in his dying.
She additionally denied declare by the Governor the household to despatched a proxy.
She spoke whereas receiving a delegation of Governors who have been on the Oluyole residence to commiserate with the household and pay their final respects.
The delegation was led by the Oyo Deputy Governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan.
The previous first woman, who acknowledged she was not supposed to speak, mentioned she determined to interrupt her silence since her husband fell ailing a couple of month in the past and died final Thursday due to misgivings emanating from the federal government.
Whereas interesting to the govenrment to cease what she described as soiled politics, she mentioned her late husband was for peace and served the state for eight years making him deserve higher therapy even in dying.
She mentioned: “Though I shouldn’t be the one talking however I simply wish to clear the air on loads of misgivings that has been spreading.
“On behalf of my late husband, youngsters and the complete Ajimobi’s household, I wish to sincerely thanks for all of your assist at this very essential level of our lives.
“My husband will not be a really tough man however thank God we’re right here at present. For me, when issues like this occur, I wish to choose up one thing. It’s a time for everybody of us to mirror on our lives as a result of dying is a needed finish. It’s going to come when it’ll come. We don’t know who’s subsequent and we don’t know when our time will come.
“Both you’re a Christian or a Muslim, each religions train love and peace and I’m glad that the deputy Governor of Oyo State is right here as a result of I must put some information straight. It’s the first time I’m going to make any public announcement or assertion since my husband truly died.
“I opened the papers a few days in the past and I noticed the Oyo State Authorities writing loads of issues.
“Your Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, for the avoidance of misinformation to the general public and injury to the picture of my husband as a result of my husband is a peace- loving individual. He lived for peace passionately.
“My husband took ailing on the 22nd of Might and he was hospitalised and I used to be studying within the papers that the Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Makinde, claimed he referred to as me. However he didnt.”
Referring to the Deputy Governor, she mentioned “I don’t have your quantity and I’ve by no means spoken with you on cellphone. Nevertheless it’s vital we put the information straight as a result of it is a household of politicians and I don’t need anyone to tarnish my husband’s identify and properly my husband is gone. It could possibly be me or anybody else tomorrow.
“Life in itself is self-importance upon self-importance. Both you’re PDP or APC, the person is useless and he has been buried.
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“However the Governor didn’t name me. Even when he had referred to as me and I didn’t choose his calls, I don’t have his quantity and I’ve by no means spoken with him on the cellphone. He may have despatched me a textual content message for file functions.
“After which at present once more, I learn within the papers and noticed how the Ajimobi’s household was mendacity about one thing once more
“Mr Deputy, my husband by no means had something in opposition to the Governor or anybody else. We have been in several events however he was an elder stateman and he slept on the bottom.
“The Governor of Oyo State by no means referred to as me nor despatched a condolence message, my husband was hospitalised for one month. What politics are we taking part in, please?
“Life is brief, I’m a Christian and my husband is a Muslim, all of us ought to let the worry of God information us in no matter we’re doing. Ajimobi is gone at present. No matter he does doesn’t matter to me. It doesn’t matter to me as his spouse and his widow. I’m going to mourn and respect my husband’s needs and that was what I did at present, laid him to relaxation peacefully.
“I don’t need any controversy. The whole lot I learn within the papers, I simply swallowed all of them and let it go. So, please, the press are right here, we by no means had any rift with the Governor with the state authorities. I by no means dialogued with them. I by no means contacted them nor despatched them a phrase as a result of I didn’t comprehend it was needed for me to ship official messages that my husband was hospitalised.
“I didn’t ship messages to Governor Fayemi. I didn’t ship to Governor Ganduje. I didn’t ship to Lagos State Governor, I didn’t ship messages to anyone as a result of it was all around the social media and so they knew that my husband was ailing.
“I believe the least anyone can do as a God- fearing individual was no less than to ship me a phrase of encouragement at the moment. And even after he died. Not even you Mr Deputy Governor referred to as. For those who had referred to as me as you claimed and I didn’t choose, you may have no less than despatched me a message Sir.
“I don’t have your quantity, I’m the spouse of a politician, I don’t choose numbers that I don’t know Sir. You possibly can ship a message. All people goes to die. My husband is useless and he served this state for eight good years.
“Are you saying he didn’t contribute something to this state and you may not honour him for a second? The person is useless and I must put the file straight. I don’t need anyone, any authorities to tarnish my husband’s picture. He was a peace loving man. And he performed his position and he’s gone.”
“No one may be on the stage for therefore lengthy. You come, play your roles and you permit. Anyone else comes. I pray for Governor Seyi Makinde to succeed as a result of that’s the solely time I might say that my husband succeeded.
“So, please let’s put the file straight. I by no means had any interactions with Governor Seyi Makinde, he didn’t contact the household and that’s the reality. His deputy Governor is right here, he didn’t even ship me a textual content message and I don’t have your quantity and I don’t choose calls from numbers that I don’t know. So, please let’s cease soiled politics.”
The fast intervention of Kano Governor Umar Ganduje, who shortly referred to as for prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Governor, put the matter to relaxation.