The citizens of Oyo State are still in a state of loss after the passing of the immediate former Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died after suffering complications from coronavirus, OYOGist.com reports.
The death of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) chieftain is a repeated affirmation of the fact that the deadly coronavirus disease is not a respecter of name, position or societal status.
Former Governor Ajimobi was the first elected Governor in Oyo State to contest for a second term in office, and win re-election, aptly earning him the moniker “jinx-breaker”.
As a national player, towards his final days, the APC appointed him the National Leader of the party.
Political leaders and supporters have continued to show their support to the family of the late Abiola Ajimobi through tributes.
Former Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s death was announced on the 25th of June, 2020 in First Cardiology Consultancy, Lagos.
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Governor Seyi Makinde:
The current Governor of Oyo State and member of the opposition party PDP, (albeit the ruling party in Oyo State), said Ajimobi would be remembered for laying the blueprint to some of the activities his administration is carrying out.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the death of Ajimobi has come at a time that “his leadership and experience as an astute administrator is needed.”
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu:
The former Governor of Lagos State and APC chieftain, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has referred to the late former Governor of Oyo State as the best Governor the state has had.
“He was reputed to be the best and most productive governor Oyo State has had,” Tinubu shared in a Twitter post.
Hon. Shina Peller:
Shina Peller is the chairman of Quilox and the House of Reps Member representing Kajola, Iwajowa, Iseyin and Okeohun senatorial districts of Oyo State.
In his own Tribute to Ajimobi, Shina Peller wrote, “his passion and drive for success were what I liked so much about him. An ever jovial man, he was a father figure to me. I’m sure he’ll be missed by many.”
The Governor of Kano State, who is also Ajimobi’s in-law also reacted to his death earlier today.
Praying for the forgiveness of his sins, the Governor said, “His death came calling when we needed him the most. He was undoubtedly a detribalised leader and a pillar of national development. This death would continue knocking hard on us for a very long time,” the governor lamented.
VP Yemi Osinbajo:
“We lost our dear egbon…” Professor Yemi Osinbajo wrote his tribute to Ajimobi’s passing on Friday. He described Abiola Ajimobi as a man of “many superlatives” and an incredible sense of humour.