Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi
By Tunde Sanni
Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, who was alleged to have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London has said the rumour of her purported arrest has toughened her and made her to understand human beings more.
Ajimobi, who returned to the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, aboard a Virgin Atlantic Airways aircraft, at 6.50 a.m., described as laughable the rumour of her arrest in the London.
The governor’s wife, who spoke to journalists at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, lamented the rumours of the arrest and described it as the handiwork of mischief makers, who were latching on dirty politics to tarnish her reputation.
Ajimobi’s wife, who was at the UCH to distribute gift items to patients of cancer related ailments around 4.30 p.m., explained that the true test of any human being is ability to stand firm in times of crisis and controversy.
According to her, “I am here live as you can see; I have never had any encounter with the London Metropolitan Police and I know I will never have. It is just rumours like you said, but I think the time has come for us in Nigeria to stop playing dirty politics. We should be very objective when we are giving information, in particular, members of the press.
“We should verify the information we are giving, and I just want to use this medium to say that the ultimate measure of any man or woman, is where you stand in times of conflict, challenges and controversy and not in times of comfort.
“It is the price I have to pay as the wife of a politician, in particular in Oyo State, where there is record of dirty politics. I do not have any blemish in my wardrobe, and I am never going to have any.”
Speaking further, she said: “It was also alleged that I had travelled out of this country for 52 times; that sounds very ridiculous to me. It means I don’t even live in Nigeria. My international passport is there for the records. I can give my passport to you to photocopy and verify and return to me.
“I don’t begrudge them, but I just know they have God to contend with, because if you want to destroy my image, the reputation I have kept and maintained for over 32 years, I have kept that name, and for anybody to come at this moment to tarnish that name, they will have God to contend with and I know that they will pay for it too.”