Controversy has now greeted Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor’s absence at Olubadan eight fidau prayer.
Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, was not present at the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji’s eighth day fidau prayer on Sunday.
Despite having been out of the country since mid-December, the governor returned to the state on Saturday morning but did not attend the prayers.
Many citizens of the state have criticized the governor for failing to make a condolence visit to the families of three late monarchs: Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Asigangan of Iganganland, Oba Abdle-Azeez Adeoye, ENigeria Newspaper reports.
The governor’s plan for Sunday, according to the ENigeria Newspaper sources, included attending the eight-day fidau prayer, but he failed to attend.
Makinde’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Bayo Lawal, was present at the fidau prayer and declined to comment on the governor’s absence.
Former Governor of the state, Rasidi Ladoja, senator for Oyo Central, Sen. Teslim Folarin, 2019 APC gubernatorial candidate in Oyo, Bayo Adelabu, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin, and Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Daud Makanjuola were among those who attended the fidau held at Mapo Hall.