The immediate past governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi is dead
Ajimobi died on Thursday, June 25, after a serious battle with COVID-19
Until his death, he was the deputy national chairman (south) of the ruling APC
After battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, finally breathed his last at age of 70.
Leakblast reports that the former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2, but he never recovered from the pandemic.
He was said to have tested negative for COVID-19 but the illness had caused his health to deteriorate.
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In a tweet by a member of the House of Representatives and political associate of the late former governor, Akin Alabi, on Thursday, June 25, Ajimobi died at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications.
Alabi said he was shocked, and praised for the departed and his family.
Forever in my heart. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/V2sQKyUas2
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) June 25, 2020
Ajimobi’s passing came a week after he was rumoured to have died at the same private hospital. The news was later debunked.
Ajimobi was a senator from 2003 to 2007. After unsuccessful attempts, he was elected governor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, becoming the first person to serve two terms in the state.
He was survived by his wife and children.
It was gathered that Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband. She was, however, discharged.
Good night former GOVERNOR ABIOLA AJIMOBI of Oyo State. My sincere condolences to the family… RIP. pic.twitter.com/Rxym8ciGy6
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) June 25, 2020
He was said to have been confirmed positive earlier and was managing the situation at home before the illness worsened and he had to go to a hospital.
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Like other VIPs, he was said to have opted for private treatment rather than a public facility after his condition worsened.
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