Former First Lady & wife of the late Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Florence Ajimobi exchange open public words with the deputy governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan, earlier today when he visited her.
The late senator was buried early hours of today at his private Oluyole residence in Ibadan, and Rauf Olaniyan, alongside with other governors were there to commiserate with her and the Abiola Ajimobi family.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi complained that the Oyo State government had not commiserated with the family on the death of her husband.
Addressing the visiting governors accompanied by Oyo State deputy governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan, the former first lady said, “I think the least anybody can do, as a God-fearing person, is to send me a word of encouragement at that time.
And even after he died, not even you, Mr Deputy Governor called me…” At that point, the deputy governor interjected saying, “I called you.” To which Mrs Ajimobi replied, “You should have sent me a text message.
I don’t have your number, I can’t pick up. I am the wife of a politician, I don’t pick numbers I don’t know. You can send a message. Everybody is going to die. My husband is dead, and he served this state for eight years. What are we talking about!”
Other governors present had to wade in asking both sides to keep the peace.
Watch the moment Ajimobi’s widow, Mrs Florence snapped at Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, told him he could have texted rather than call
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— Oyo Affairs (@Oyoaffairs) June 28, 2020