President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Oyo State over the passing of a former governor, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, whose contributions to the development of the state, and nation, will always be remembered.
The President commiserated with the family of the former governor, who served the country as a Senator, 2003, before winning the governorship election in 2011, remaining steadfast and consistent in his progressive views, and working assiduously for the creation of the All Progressives Congress.
As the party chieftain bows out, President Buhari believes he left the world at a crucial moment when the party and the country needed his counsels to heal and grow, noting that his absence will be sorely felt by all associates, particularly in the APC.
The President prays that the Almighty God will comfort the family of the former governor, and grant him a peaceful rest.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his immediate predecessor in office, Akinwunmi Ambode have mourned the death of former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajimobi died on Thursday at First Cardialogy Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos where he had been receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his chief pres secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described the exit of Ajimobi as a great loss to his family, Oyo State and the country.
According to the governor, Ajimobi’s demise, after all efforts by medical professionals to stabilise him, has opened a deep sore in the hearts of millions of Nigerians, who looked up to him as a rallying point and a political stabiliser.
“Senator Ajimobi was more than a politician, he was a man of many parts, whose managerial skills and experience are required at this critical period in our national life.
Sanwo-Olu urged the decreased’s family to take heart, saying that death is inevitable.
Ambode on his part, described Ajimobi as a personal friend, adding also that the deceased was very passionate about his state, the Yoruba agenda and the Nigerian project.
He condoled with the family of the late Oyo governor, urging his widow, Florence, to take solace in the fact that her husband lived a fulfilled life and left an indelible mark on his people.
“This is a big loss. As much as he was a politician, he was also a devoted family man. I pray that Almighty God will grant him eternal rest and his entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” he said.