The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, is dead.
The 70-year-old, who had been on a life support machine since last Friday at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications, finally died on Thursday.
Preceded by Adebayo Alao-Akala and succeeded by Seyi Makinde, Ajimobi remains the only Oyo state governor to be re-elected for a second term till date hereby earning him the name KOSÉLÉRI which means the ‘jinx breaker‘.
Despite his achievements in reforming Oyo state, the former oyo state governor was unpopular among civil servants due to his inability to constantly pay workers’ salaries towards the end of his second term. Despite being on his sick bed, Abiola Ajimobi was recently appointed as the Acting National Chairman of the ruling APC sequel to his status as the National Vice Chairman southwest of the party.
On Monday, it was reported that Ajimobi had been on life support machine after he slipped into a deep coma and may not make any recovery going by the observations of medical experts around him.
It was further disclosed that the Koséléri Oyo governor had a lung surgery since being rushed to the Lagos hospital but made no progress while his kidneys had also failed.
Doctors treating Ajimobi, it was reliably gathered, last Friday informed his family that his situation had defied every medical intervention and that only a miracle could bring him back to life.
The rumors of Abiola Ajimoi death earlier denied by his aides and family turned out to be true today as the ex-governor finally succumbed to the virus that has also killed several prominent Nigerians including late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who was also treated for the disease at First Cardiology Hospital until he died.
May his soul rest in peace.