Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has expressed shock over the death of former Oyo State Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi who pased away on Thursday, 25 June, 2020 at age of of 70.
According to Dare, “The death of my elder brother, Senator Ajimobi is not only untimely, but tragic. He served the good people of Oyo state for so long and so well. We wanted him to use his wealth of experience to lead our party at a time like this, but dawn came too soon for him. Now we must bid him goodnight.I have lost a big brother, mentor and political giant. His death is a huge loss not only to the family, but to Oyo State and the country at large. He played a huge role in the development of Oyo State and the country. May his soul rest in peace. My prayers and thoughts are with the family, his associates and the good people of Oyo State. His death is numbling saddening, but we must submit to the will of God who gives life and takes it when he wills.May his soul rest in peace”.
Ajimobi reportedly died following his admission in a Lagos hospital due to complications from an undisclosed ailment.
He was a two term Governor of Oyo State under the APC.
He was named as the Caretaker National Chairman of the ruling APC following the removal of Adams Oshiomole by the Court of Appeal.