Amid controversy trailing the burial announcement of late former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, that his remains will be interred at his Oke Ado Central Mosque, there are indications that his place of internment has been changed.
The Special Adviser on Community Relations to the late former governor, Alhaji Abidemi Shiyanbade, in a statement on his Facebook stated, “The concerns and comments by our brothers on this platform are all well noted and appreciated.
“Please note that, H.E. Senator Ajimobi will not be buried in the premises of the Mosque. Prayers will only be offered by a few invited clerics and close family members in the Mosque.
“We are very mindful of all the protocols and the limitations on social gathering, which we will never run foul of. The information that came out was only meant not to keep us all in the dark. Your concerns that things be done rightly is most appreciated.
“May Almighty Allah reward us all and accept the return of our brother, Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi”, he said.
Meanwhile, Senators Teslim Folarin and AbdulFatai Buhari, on Saturday, led a delegation of the federal and state lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Oluyole residence of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi to pay a condolence visit.
Folarin while addressing journalists, said Senator Ajimobi’s death came as a rude shock to all the lawmakers and all that concerned.
“Our great leader was full of life and radiated good health the last time we met. In fact, he looked younger than his age,” he lamented”.
The former Senate leader tearfully said Ajimobi’s death had robbed the progressive family of its eloquent and exemplary leader.
“He will be sorely missed by the APC family, the people of Oyo State and Nigeria at large.
“Though our Oga is no more, his legendary achievements as a public administrator live on. He was undoubtedly and universally acknowledged as the Architect of Modern Oyo State; his Koseleri records in the governance of Oyo State will be very difficult to match.
“We salute our fallen leader for his qualitative services to Nigeria and the APC. We will always remember him for his hard work, dedication and commitment”, he said.
The Delegation included: Federal Lawmakers; Rt. Hon. Olusegun Odebubmi Bunvic (Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere), Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Akeem Skimen (Afijio/Oyo East/Oyo West/Atiba), Hon. Musiliudeen Olaide Akinremi (Ibadan North), Hon. Akin Alabi (Egbeda/Ona-Ara), Hon. Shina Peller (Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/ Iwajowa).
The Oyo State lawmakers present were Rt. Hon. Alarape Asimiyu Niran (Atiba), Rt. Hon. Wunmi Oladeji (Ogbomoso North), Hon. Isiaka Kazeem Tunde (Oyo East/Oyo West), Hon. Bamigboye Jacob Abidoye (Oriire) and Hon. Oyeleke Simeon Adegbola (Ogo-Oluwa /Surulere).