Former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi, dies at 70

The former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has died complications from COVID-19 pandemic.

Ajimobi, who died at the age of 70 after battling the deadly virus for about four weeks, until his death was national deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

A family source said the former governor had diabetes and other ailments.

Preferring annonymity, the soirce said: “It is true that Ajimobi gave up the ghost some hours ago.”

Ajimobi was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress last week while on sick bed.

The deceased, who was two-term governor of Oyo State from 2011 to 2019 was hospitalised at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2, 2020, after testing negative for COVID-19.

His wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband but was discharged few weeks after responding to treatment and tested positive later.

Ajimobi was said to be managing the illness at home before his health deteroriated and he had to opt for treatement in the hospital.

Ajimobi like other VIPs was said to have opted for treatment at the private hospital rather than a public facility after his condition worsened.

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