- Oyo assembly has denied having knowledge of the speculated death of Ajimobi
- According to the speaker of the Oyo house of assembly, he was shocked to hear the rumour
- The speaker meanwhile, urged Nigerians to pray for the former governor
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Following widespread rumour of the death of former governor Abiola Ajimobi on Thursday, June 18, Oyo state House of Assembly has denied being contacted on the speculative death.
The denial was disclosed by the speaker of the state house of assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin on Friday, June 19, the Nation reports.
The speaker was reacting to reports that the former governor's death had been transmitted to the Assembly for onward passage to Governor Seyi Makinde and entire state.
He said he was shocked to hear the rumour, stating at no time was the House contacted or informed.
He consequently urged Nigerians to support the former with prayers for quick recovery.
Legit.ng had recently reported that in what will come as a shocking development for many Nigerians, Ajimobi, is reportedly in a coma.
The former governor who is said to be on a ventilator for some time now is battling for his life having contracted coronavirus.
Ajimobi who is receiving treatment in Lagos at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos is the vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the reported death of Ajimobi, was dismissed by his spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji.
The health of the former governor was said to have worsened on Thursday, June 18, sparking rumours that he might have died.
But Tunji in a statement urged Nigerians to disregard the rumours about Ajimobi’s death, noting that the former governor was alive.
Also, a journalist based in Oyo state, Kemi Oluloyo, said she spoke with Ajimobi’s family members who confirmed that he was alive.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerians have been warned that if they continue disregarding safety measures issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, there will be an increase in cases of coronavirus which will also lead to numerous deaths.
The warning was given by medical experts who said it was worrisome that many people are not wearing face masks, maintaining physical and social distancing, and hygiene measures such as hand washing and use of hand sanitisers among others across the country.
According to Dr. Ejike Orji, chairman, Medical Sub-Committee, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19, there would be a spike in cases, and the country would be in serious trouble if the violation continued.
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