Former Deputy Governor and People Democratic party Chieftain in Oyo State, H. E Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi has commiserated with the family of the late former Governor in the state, Sen Abiola Ajimobi, describing his death as highly unfortunate and disheartening.
Gbolarumi, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by his Spokesman, Olaniyi Stephen, said that he received the news of Ajimobi’s death with shock and disbelief.
Although he recalled that the late former Governor was said to have tested negative for COVID-19, but the illness had caused his health to deteriorate, consequently, gave up the ghost on Thursday afternoon.
Ajimobi was a senator from 2003 to 2007. After unsuccessful attempts, he was elected governor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, becoming the first person to serve two terms in the state Oyo, and was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress last week, but never resumed due to his battle to survive the deadly disease -COVID-19 in an Ikoyi hospital, in Lagos.
Gbolarumi who is brother to the deceased from Olugbesan compound, Agbeni in Ibadan described the late former Governor as one of the architect leaders, with high sense of responsibility and commitment, adding that he would be remembered for all his good works in the state.
While condoling with the family, friends, political Associates, colleagues and the entire Oyo State on the passing away of Sen. Ajimobi, he prayed the almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest.