There was a mild drama on Sunday at the Oluyole, Ibadan residence of the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, when the state deputy governor Rauf Olaniyan was denied access to the eighth day fidau prayers holding in the compound for the late Governor Ajimobi.
The family had initially announced the fidau prayer as a private programme, urging the public to watch through virtual channels including Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.
However, the state’s deputy governor Olaniyan who arrived the residence at about 11:20 am in a convoy of five vehicles was stopped by policemen at the area.
The security men insisted that only the deputy governor’s vehicle could be allowed into the street to join the prayer.
The deputy governor’s security details initially argued on the idea but when their argument was degenerating, a senior policeman intervened and they eventually agreed that only the deputy governor’s vehicle should go in.
But on getting to Ajimobi’s house, the gate was also locked, preventing access for The Deputy Governor.
The aides introduced the deputy governor so that they could be granted access but they were told that the gate had been locked, and that Mrs Ajimobi was in possession of the key.
Rauf Olaniyan waited, believing that the issue would be sorted in no time.
However, after waiting for about 15 minutes, without any positive development, Olaniyan left the residence.
Prayers were still ongoing as at press time.
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