‘I’ve lost a great pillar of support’ – Governor Abiodun mourns Ajimobi’s death
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed his grief following the death of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Senator Ajimobi was confirmed dead at the age of 70 in the First Cardiology Hospital, Lagos State on Thursday after suffering from coronavirus-related complications.
He was a two-term Governor of Oyo State and was the Deputy National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) before his demise.
Governor Abiodun, in his tribute, described Senator Ajimobi as a true pacesetter, and he consoled his family and the people of Oyo State in general.
“I am yet to come to terms with the passage of Senator Abiola Ajimobi , because this is one death that has inflicted not just a deep pain, but one that will linger for long. It is a loss of immeasurable proportions yet to be fully grasped,” he tweeted.
“I have lost a great pillar of support who stood by me at my most trying times. The Ajimobi family has been deprived of a scion and someone who deepened the family’s proud legacy of service; Oyo State has lost a true pacesetter, and the rank of progressive politicians has been depleted.
My thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family, the Government and people of Oyo State, political associates and our great party, All Progressives Congress. May Allah forgive and admit Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi into Aljannah Firdaus.
Egbon, good night.
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) June 26, 2020
“Indeed, a colossus has taken a bow, an orchestra has been abruptly terminated and the curtains drawn on an era. Many had hoped this political titan would be back on his feet, making light of his brief illness with his admirable deployment of his signature wit, humour and prodigious intellect. But God had a different plan and as people of faith, we take solace in the knowledge that from Him we come and unto Him we shall return.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family, the Government and people of Oyo State, political associates and our great party, All Progressives Congress. May Allah forgive and admit Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi into Aljannah Firdaus. Egbon, good night.”