The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has died at age 70 after battling novel pandemic virus (COVID-19) -related issues for a month.
Ajimobi, was known to be governor of Oyo State from 2011 to 2019, was named the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Congress last month but never resumed.
The former governor and senator was hospitalized at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2, 2020.
He was confirmed to tested negative for COVID-19 but the illness had caused his health to deteriorate.
Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband. She was, however, discharged.
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.
Like other VIPs, he was said to have opted for private treatment rather than a public facility after his condition worsened.
However, a source that is closed 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.
May His soul rest in perfect peace.