Oyo State government on Saturday said it is not responsible for the delay in the burial of the immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
But, the ex-Governor who is a Muslim is yet to be buried.
He is expected to be buried today, Sunday.
Many are wondering why the burial is being delayed.
However, the state government in a statement made available to Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said the state government was not responsible for the delay in the burial of the immediate past Governor.
The statement described the rumour that the government was delaying the burial as one being spread to give the state government a bad name.
It added that the truth of the matter is that the family, through a proxy, approached the state government and sought approval to bury the late governor on a plot of land at Agodi GRA, which is currently under litigation.
Adisa added that it can only amount to a wicked lie to insinuate that the incumbent government in Oyo State attempted to obstruct the burial of the immediate past governor.”
Adisa said, “In view of the intense enquiries from media organizations regarding the perceived delay in burying the late former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Government wishes to place on record that there is no truth in the rumour making the rounds that the burial is being delayed by the state government.
“The rumour which is being deliberately spread to give the state government a bad name and to play undue politics with the dead, initially came by the way of social media gossip, which gained traction to attract the attention of traditional media outfits.