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Ex-Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi is Dead

Abiola Ajimobi
Ex-Oyo Governor

Abiola Ajimobi, a former Nigerian senator who finished his second term as Oyo State governor last year, has died.

Mr Ajimobi died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications, according to Akin Alabi, a federal lawmaker and political associate of the Ex-Oyo Governor He was 70.

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While confirming the development according to PREMIUM TIMES, one of there reporter Mr Alabi said he was shocked by the death.

Mr Ajimobi’s passing came a week after he was rumoured to have died at the same private hospital. That rumor turned to be false.

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He was first hospitalized in early June after contracting the deadly virus that has now sickened millions and claimed nearly 500,000 lives across the world.

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Mr Ajimobi was a senator from 2003 to 2007. After unsuccessful attempts, he was ultimately elected governor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, becoming the first Oyo State governor to serve two terms.

He was survived by his wife and children.

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