THE Action Congress (AC) gubernatorial candidate in the last general elections in Osun
State, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola has promised to take up financial responsibilities of all the children of the late Prince Anthony Adepegba Fajuyi, who died on his way to Lagos to attend an AC meeting last month.
An aide to Aregbesola, Mr Olatubosunmomi Oyintiloye disclosed this in a chat with OSUN DEFENDER at the Catholic Church, Ilare venue of the burial ceremony.
According to Oyintiloye, Aregbesola has provided two cows, a casket and financial benefits to give the deceased a befitting burial.
He further stated that the AC flagbearer should have been at the burial ceremony, but he was away to the Holy land to perform lesser hajj.
Oyintiloye revealed that he was briefed by Aregbesola on the need to represent him at the burial ceremony, stating that he was equally directed to provide all logistics that would be necessary at the burial.
The Aregbesola aide also condemned a local newspaper’s report that claimed that the party’s flagbearer abandoned the family of the late Fajuyi. He then urged the local newspaper’s reporters to always cross-check their facts before publishing and feeding the public on falsehood about Aregbesola.
The local newspaper, according to Oyintiloye, should follow professionalism and ethics of the profession in balanced reporting, stating that the reporter should have checked on the other side of the story by speaking with Aregbesola, and where he was not around, should have cross checked facts from his aides or any member of the AC at Ilare, Obokun local government council area of Osun State.
The widow of the deceased Mrs Fajuyi in a chat with OSUN DEFENDER said the bread winner of the family has passed away to the great beyond, stating that she would find it difficult to cope with the children, he left behind.
At the Catholic Church, Ilare where the burial ceremony took place was full to capacity by members of the Action Congress across the state, as opposition members were also part of the people who gave the deceased their final respect.
The 11 Action Congress members from the State House of Assembly led by the minority leader, Honourable Timothy Owoeye were also present at the church service.
However, thousands of people were at the church burial service, as the Catholic Rev. Father who officiated at the burial service urged people to remember their last days on earth.
He urged the people to be steadfast in their belief in God, so that people would remember them after passing away.