Former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi is dead. He reportedly died from Coronavirus complications at a Lagos hospital, at the age of 70.
According to a clip seen by this platform, 70 is the initial age Ajimobi said he had told God to grant him, as his own father died two months before turning 70.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Oyo State over the death of Ajimobi.
Buhari said Ajimobi’s contributions to the development of the state, and nation, will always be remembered.
The President also commiserated with the late Ajimobi’s family.
In his reaction, APC national leader, Bola Tinubu said:
“Our party, the All Progressives Congress, has lost one of its leading lights. The Yoruba race and Oyo State have lost a favourite son. I have lost a dedicated friend, brother and ally.
The pain we feel at his passing is beyond what words can describe. This good and excellent man has left us but his energy, activism and commitment to Nigeria and its people shall always be with us.
He was reputed to be the best and most productive governor Oyo State has had. In this assessment, I concur as do so many others. The numerous infrastructural and public works projects he initiated literally changed the face of Oyo for the better.
His legacy as a governor will be an enduring and positive one. The first governor to serve two consecutive terms in Oyo, he broke a political jinx that many said could not be broken.”