Florence Ajimobi: Gov Seyi Makinde Treating our Family Like Enemies
SWITZERLAND, JUNE 29 – Florence, the Wife of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the late former governor of Oyo state, has accused the Oyo State government, led by Engr. Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, of treating her family like enemies despite her husband’s contributions to the state.
Florence on Sunday attacked Seyi Makinde, accusing him of playing politics with the death of her husband because they belonged to different parties.
She said her husband never had any problem with the state government despite their different political affiliation, but alleged that the state government saw him as their enemy.
The state government had during the time Ajimobi was hospitalised said it extended hands of fellowship to the family of the late governor but they declined. But the wife of the late former governor said it was a lie because she never had any conversation with the state government when her husband was ill.
Florence who spoke to the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, when members of Nigeria Governors Forum, led by its chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, visited the Oluyole residence of the late Governor, urged Makinde to allow the fear of God guide him in whatever he does.
In a heated exchange of words with the deputy governor, seen in a video now circulating on social media, Florence Ajimobi said her husband served Oyo State for eight years and that should count for something.
According to her, she had read many untrue stories on the pages of the newspaper since the demise of her husband. Florence said; “my husband took ill precisely on 27th of May and he was hospitalised. “I read on the papers that he (the governor) claimed that he called me but I didn’t pick. He didn’t call me. Even if he had called me, I never had his number. He should have sent text messages for record purposes.
“The governor of Oyo state never called me. He never signed a condolence message. Never called even when my husband was on sick bed for one month. What politics are you playing, please? Life is short.
“I am a Christian and my husband was a Muslim. We should allow fear of God to guide us in whatever we do. Ajimobi is gone today, I am going to mourn and respect his wishes. That is what I am doing today. Laid him to rest peacefully. I don’t want any controversy.
“Everything I read in the papers, I just swallowed it and I let it go. Please, the press are here, we never had any rift with the governor or the state government. I never dialogue with them and I never confronted them and I never send them a word because I didn’t know it was necessary for me to send official message.
“I didn’t send a message to governor Fayemi, I didn’t send to governor Ganduje and I didn’t send to Governor Sanwolu.
“I didn’t send to anybody. It was all over the social media. They knew my husband was ill. The least anybody can do is to send me a word of encouragement at that time.”