So long! Ajimobi dies at 70

Senator Abiola Ajimobi

After growing rumours over his health status, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo State, has finally given up the ghost.

His death was reported Thursday afternoon, after weeks of battling with COVID-19 infection.

The 70-year-old former governor of Oyo State, was pronounced dead days after slipping into coma while being treated at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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The former governor was, on June 2, 2020 admitted at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos.

He was said to have been unconscious since last week Thursday, after undergoing lung surgery.

His family, it is gathered would later make a formal announcement on his passing.

He had been rumoured dead last week, but his family and aided debunked it, saying it was not true.

Ajimobi, in the history of Oyo State, was the first to win and complete second term in office, from 2011 to 2019.

Ajimobi, the governor of Oyo State, from 2011 to 2019, was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last week, a position he never resumed.

The charismatic politician, who hailed from Oja-Iba, in the ancient city of Ibadan, had lived to record unusual happenings both in his family and Oyo State.

When celebrating his 70th birthday last year, the elated Ajimobi, said, he became the first in his family lineage to ever grow to attain the 70 years milestone age.

The late septuagenarian disclosed this during a medical outreach he organised for the people, with his family members also in attendance to thank God for clocking the milestone age.

There, at the Liberty Stadium where the event held, Ajimobi, also charged the politician like him to always give back to the people from what they have achieved after leaving office.

Born December 16 1949, Ajimobi would have been 71 years in the next 174 days.

May his soul rest in peace.