The media aide to the Late Former Governor of Oyo state, Mr Bolaji Tunji has reacted to the news of security operatives stopping the Oyo state Deputy Governor and others from entering the venue of the 8-day Fidau prayer of the Late Governor.
He said the family was not aware that the Deputy Governor will be coming and that the Fidau prayer was strictly a family affair.
Bolaji Tunji in a press statement on Sunday made available to ngnews247.com apologized to the Deputy Governor.
Recall that Naijaparry had earlier reported that the Deputy Governor and the some members of the state executive council were denied entrance to the residence of the Late Ajimobi.
He said: “There is the need to clarify the believed presence of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan at the 8th day prayer of HE Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past Governor of Oyo State.
“The Deputy Governor arrived after the prayer had started.The event was strictly a family affair.
“There was a need to comply with the Covid-19 protocol as established by NCDC- Social distancing, not more than 30 people in a place and seats arranged, accordingly. After which the gate was shut.
No one was aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed us.
By the time we got to the gate to usher him into the sitting room, he had left. Everything happened within a spate of 10mins.
“Through a serving Senator and a former Attorney General we tried to get in touch with him that it was not to slight him and he could sit in a private sitting room provided by the family. Unfortunately, he had left. We however apologise to his Excellency.”