The remains of former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi have been interred at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan according to Islamic rites.
1st News reports that Ajimobi was buried on Sunday, June 28, at 10:30am with strict adherence to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.
Specifically, the late Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was laid to rest privately in the presence of family members and invited clerics.
Meanwhile, Ajimobi, aged 70, was confirmed dead at a Lagos-based hospital on Thursday.
The burial rites was performed by Sheikh AbdulGaniy Abubakry, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, who was supported by a renowned Islamic preacher, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, and Alhaji Kunle Sanni, the Chairman, Muslim Community of Oyo State.
Some dignitaries present at the burial include Sen. Teslim Folarin, Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the APC governorship candidate in the 2019 general election.
Others are Chief Kola Daisi, Chief Kemi Alao-Akala, wife of former Oyo State Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala, Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, Rep. Shina Peller, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, Mr Olamiju Alao-Akala and some former members of the Ajimobi cabinet.
Earlier, the Oyo State government revealed that it is not responsible for the delay in the burial of Ajimobi.
1st News had reported that Ajimobi died on Thursday after lapsing into a coma due to multiple-organ failure.
But a statement issued by the Oyo State government via the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor; Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the state government was not responsible for the delay in the burial of the deceased ex-Governor.
Further, the statement debunked the rumour that the government was delaying the burial; describing it as one being spread to give the state government a bad name.
In addition, it added that the truth of the matter is that the family, through a proxy; had approached the state government and sought approval to bury Ajimobi on a plot of land at Agodi GRA; which is currently under litigation.