Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), spoke about his last moments with the late former Governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi.
It was reported that the deceased brought his deep insights, sincerity and infectious humor to his contribution as the national Vice-Chairman (South) of the APC.
Oshiomhole on Friday, June 26, described the former Governor as a “loyal friend and loyal brother.”
He said: “I remember that our last moments together were at the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, the All Progressives Congresss(APC), just a few weeks ago. On the same day, he flew to Abuja for a meeting.
“As usual, he brought his deep ideas, sincerity and infectious humor to his contribution as national Vice-chair to our discussion that day. You couldn’t blame his forensic logic, or resist his disarming jokes.
He seemed strong and healthy. “Against this background, therefore, nothing could have prepared me to entertain the suspicion – much less the thought that this would be our last communication.
A family man who valued the company of his wife and children more than anything else in the world, he was in a hurry to return to his Ibadan home as soon as the meeting was over.
“Unfortunately, a few days later, word came that he was ill. Therefore, it is not a mistake to say that Senator Ajimobi met his death while serving our great party, the APC. Indeed, my relationship with Senator Ajimobi went beyond party politics.
As fellow governors, we have reached an unusual understanding. We often talked about anything-personal, political, and public interests. We became even closer after both served their terms as governors of Oyo and Edo States.
Twice or thrice he received my wife Ira and me in his private house. He and his elegant wife were generous hosts. With Ajimobi, you couldn’t have asked for a more reliable ally in politics. His word was his bond.
Meanwhile, It was reported that after the Ajimobi family announced that the remains of the late former Governor of Oyo state would be buried on Sunday, June 28, inside a mosque, Nigerian Muslims expressed their concern.
It was reported that the late Ajimobi’s media assistant, Bolaji Tunji, said that his former boss would be buried at the Central mosque of Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi, oke-Ado, Ibadan, by 12 p.m.
Some Nigerian Muslims described the Ajimobi family’s decision to bury the former Governor in a mosque as a forbidden act, adding that such actions would render the mosque useless.