By Blessing Akorowosi
Following the demise of the immediate paat governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, Osun State governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has commiserated with his family.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor, who also commiserated with the people of Oyo State, described Ajimobi’s death as unfortunate, painful and a great loss.
He said: “I am shocked and saddened by the demise of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. His death is unfortunate, painful and a huge loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ajimobi family, his loved ones, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the people of Oyo State, whom he served meritoriously as Governor for eight years.”
Oyetola further stated that Ajimobi transformed the face of governance in Oyo in the eight years that he ruled the state, saying he had brought great reforms and unprecedented development to the state.
“As two-term governor, Senator Ajimobi redefined governance in Oyo State. His administration embarked on unprecedented infrastructure development in the State and redefined the urban status and development profile of not only the capital city, Ibadan but other major cities in the State.
“Senator Ajimobi was also a true progressive and a loyal party man. He was committed to the ideals of the APC and will be sorely missed by the party,” Oyetola said.
He sympathized with Ajimobi’s family, the people of Oyo State and the All Progressives Congress, APC, asking God to comfort them.
Oyetola also prayed to Almighty Allah to overlook his shortcomings and grant him aljanah firdaus.