Former Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi is dead.
Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (born 1949) is a Nigerian politician from Oyo state, South-Western Nigeria. Previously, he was managing Director / chief Executive officer of the national oil and gas and chemical marketing company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.
He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing the Oyo southern senatorial district on the Alliance for democracy (AD) platform. After one term in the Senate, he fought in 2007 for the post of Governor of Oyo state under the banner of the all people’s party of Nigeria, but lost the fight.
He again protested in the April 2011 elections as part of the Nigeria, Action Congress and was elected Governor of Oyo state in a closely contested vote.
The 70-year-old man, who had been on life support since last Friday at the first cardiology hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after falling into a coma following coronavirus complications, finally died on Thursday, June 25.
On Monday, a reliable source close to the ex-Governor told Globalgistng that Ajimobi was on life support after he fell into a deep coma, and may not be able to recover, judging by the observations of medical experts around him.
The source also said that the former Governor of Oyo underwent lung surgery after being rushed to a Lagos hospital, but made no progress, and his kidneys also failed.
Doctors who treated Ajimobi, as it was reliably established, last Friday told his family that his situation is not amenable to any medical intervention and that only a miracle can bring him back to life.
Those predictions came true on Thursday when the ex-Governor finally succumbed to a virus that also killed several prominent Nigerians, including the late chief Of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, abbu Kyari, who was also treated for the disease at the first cardiology hospital until he died.
Some prominent Nigerians wish him Good night and offer their condolences to the family