President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of former governor, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, saying that his contributions to the development of the state, and nation, will always be remembered.
The president in a statement issued by his special adviser Media, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the family of the
former governor, and noted that he served the country as a senator in 2003, before winning the governorship
election in 2011.
He said that the late Ajimobi had remained steadfast and consistent in his progressive views, and worked assiduously for the creation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), the umbrella body for all the 36 governors and their peoples at the subnational level, have offered their deepest condolences to the family of Abiola Ajimobi .
According to a statement by the head Media Affairs of the NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo , the NGF
chairman, Kayode Fayemi said the late Abiola Ajimobi was not just their colleague as governors, he was also
a pillar of support to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) whose contributions to the Forum’s debates were
filled with wisdom.
The former Oyo State governor and Deputy National Chairman (South), Senator Abiola Akanji Ajimobi, died at the age of 70. Ajimobi, who has been in coma and on life support for some days after a surgery
passed away at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi.