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Family, Oyo govt clash over Ajimobi’s burial site

Akinpelu2000 06/28/2020

Realities developed on Saturday that a waiting virus war between the group of the previous Governor of Oyo Sate , Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the Oyo State Government was to a great extent liable for the deferral in his internment . 

The late Ajimobi passed on in a Lagos clinic on Thursday after certain difficulties emerging from COVID - 19 . 

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As per Islamic directive , the previous representative should have been covered quickly or the following day after his death . 

In any case, it was assembled on Saturday that the late Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress was not covered three days after his passing since end presently couldn't seem to be reached on his last resting place . 

A dependable source near the family claimed that the entombment had been deferred because of certain obstructions by the state government to the internment plans by the family. 

Talking in exacting certainty with our reporter, the source stated, " The group of the late Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress had made arrangements for the internment the next day after the passing of their patriarch . They had connected with the state government for fundamental entombment endorsement ; they were anyway rebuked . 

" The administration official that the family connected with said they couldn't make a move on the issue without endorsement from the senator , Seyi Makinde . The authority likewise educated us that it has been hard to nail down the senator for the endorsement ." 

The source likewise unveiled that when the family in the long run educated the representative regarding the internment designs in accordance with the traditions that must be adhered to , " Makinde totally would not oblige the family on their favored decision of their dad 's cemetery. 

" Furthermore , it should likewise be said that Governor Makinde ' s refusal comes after rehashed requests from top government authorities and legislators from bureaucratic and authoritative arms of government . " 

The source additionally asserted that the representative had not called any individual from the family either by telephone or reached . 

He said , " Imagine that since this man passed on, a previous legislative head of the express that served two terms , that accomplished such a great amount for the state, Governor Makinde presently can't seem to try and call the spouse nor any individual from the family. That is very sad . Regardless of whether you have issues with him , he is gone now ; you should drop that as a sign of regard for the perished. " 

In any case, in a phone meet with our journalist on Saturday , Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde , depicted the claim as terribly wicked, saying , the Ajimobi family was attempting to come up with unstable reasons to score modest focuses . 

Adisa clarified that the family had shown plan to cover the body at his Oluyole Estate habitation however later said he would be covered at Oke Ado . 

He revealed that the family later said the expired would be covered on the land which has a pending prosecution between the state government and the previous representative . 

Adisa stated, " We wear' t need the issue to become questionable . We have been seeing all the charges going around . For what reason would the representative be accused for deferring the entombment courses of action ? For what reason would the representative state they ought not cover their dead? 

" Why might the man kick the bucket and they would state it is at the spot that is under discussion that they would cover him ? Can any anyone explain why it is that place that they need to cover him? Is it the state government that said they should prosecute the issue ? For what reason would they cover somebody at a spot that has not been affirmed as his own ? 

" The administration has just gazetted that the property isn't his own . For what reason would they start to make suggestions to the administration that it is at the spot that they need to cover him? 

" Governor Makinde gave them a waiver to cover him at Oluyole. It is illegal that the dead be covered in a Government Reserved Area in Oyo State however they were given a waiver dependent on the case that previous Governor Lam Adesina had given a waiver in the past to somebody. The representative gave the grant in Oluyole and now they are changing the scene ." 

An announcement marked and made accessible to columnists in Ibadan , on Saturday evening named , 'Ajimobi' s entombment : This devilish falsehood must stop , read in parts , " The Oyo State Government has firmly denied intimations that it is answerable for the postponement in covering the prompt past legislative leader of the state , Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who passed on Thursday . 

" In perspective on the extraordinary enquiries from news media associations with respect to the apparent postponement in covering the late previous Governor of Oyo State , Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Government wishes to put on record that there is no fact in the gossip getting out and about that the internment is being deferred by the state government . 

" The reality of the situation is that the family, through an intermediary , moved toward the state government and looked for endorsement to cover the late senator on a plot of land at Agodi GRA , which is presently under suit. 

" Incidentally , it was a similar previous Governor Ajimobi who initiated the lawful activity . Representative Seyi Makinde had no real option except to express the realities as they are to the emissaries and turn down the solicitation . 

" Makinde , in any case, against the built up land use rule in Oyo State , gave endorsement that the family can cover the late representative in his Oluyole Estate living arrangement . It is to be noticed that the standards controlling area use in Government Reservation Areas restrict the internment of bodies in such areas as Oluyole Estate and Agodi GRA ." 

Ajimobi ' ll not be covered in mosque — Muslim authorities 

Then, discoveries have demonstrated that the remaining parts of Ajimobi won't be covered at the Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke Ado, Ibadan , in opposition to prior reports . 

The Oyo State Coordinator , National Council of Muslim Youth , Daud Afolabi ; and the Chairman , Management Committee, Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Alhaji Abidemi Siyanbade , made this known in isolated meetings. 

Afolabi stated, " As you can see , no spot was set apart inside the premises of the mosque for graves . The body of the previous representative will be let go in one of his homes or anyplace the family chooses ; and not in the mosque. 

" I can just reveal to you that we would petition God for him in the mosque. He contributed a ton to the improvement of Islam and we need to respect him . He passed on while he was wiped out and as Muslims , we accept that he has a rest as of now before Allah. " 

Certifying this view , Shiyanbade stated, " Ajimobi won't be covered on the premises of the mosque yet a short supplication will occur there . 

" His carcass won't be brought to the mosque since it is against Islamic directive to do as such. He would be covered anyplace the family chooses and we would appeal to God for him in the mosque." 

He expressed that the previous first woman , Florence Ajimobi, would figure out where the previous senator would be covered. "

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