Former Oyo governor, Ajimobi, 70 passes on


The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has died at the age of 70 after an endless battle with coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, The Ravens can report.

Ajimobi was governor of Oyo State between 2011 and 2019.

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

He was reported to have tested negative for COVID-19 but the illness had caused a lot damage to his health.

Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband. She was, however, discharged.

He tested positive for the virus earlier, and had been managing the situation at home before the illness got out of hands and he had to go to a hospital.

A source close to the family said the former governor had diabetes and other ailments.

“It is true that Ajimobi gave up the ghost some hours ago,” he said.

However, Ajimobi’s aide, Bolaji Tunji, is yet to confirm the death, and there is no official statement from the family at the moment.


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