The wife of the former governor of Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, attacked Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday when a delegation of Governors led by the deputy governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan paid her a condolence visit over the death of her husband.
Mrs Ajimobi accused Governor Makinde and his deputy of playing dirty politics with the illness and eventual death of her husband.
The former first lady who was speaking for the first time since the demise of her husband, said the late former governor never had issues with Makinde despite differences in political affiliations and deserved a better treatment even in death having served the state for eight years.
She alleged that no representative of the state government got in touch with her during the illness and death of her husband to offer words of encouragement.
The deputy governor, Engr Olaniyan, however said he called the former First Lady but his calls were unanswered.
She said; “Either you are a Christian or a Muslim, both religions teach love and peace and I am glad that the deputy Governor of Oyo State is here because I need to put some records straight. It is the first time I’m going to make any public announcement or statement since my husband actually died.
“I opened the papers a couple of days ago and I saw the Oyo State Government writing a lot of things.
“Your Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, for the avoidance of misinformation to the public and damage to the image of my husband because my husband is a peace- loving person. He lived for peace passionately.
“My husband took ill on the 22nd of May and he was hospitalised and I was reading in the papers that the Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Makinde, claimed he called me. But he didnt.”
Referring to the Deputy Governor, she said “I don’t have your number and I have never spoken with you on phone. But it’s important we put the records straight because this is a family of politicians and I don’t want anybody to tarnish my husband’s name and well my husband is gone. It could be me or anyone else tomorrow.
“Life in itself is vanity upon vanity. Either you are PDP or APC, the man is dead and he has been buried.
“But the Governor didn’t call me. Even if he had called me and I didn’t pick his calls, I don’t have his number and I have never spoken with him on the phone. He could have sent me a text message for record purposes.
“And then today again, I read in the papers and saw how the Ajimobi’s family was lying about something again
“Mr Deputy, my husband never had anything against the Governor or anyone else. We were in different parties but he was an elder stateman and he slept on the ground.
“The Governor of Oyo State never called me nor sent a condolence message, my husband was hospitalised for one month. What politics are we playing, please?”