- The reported death of the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has generated reactions from Nigerians on social media
- Ajimobi was reported to have died on Thursday, June 25, after battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month
- Nigerians across the country have paid tribute to the late politician on social media
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The death of the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has generated reactions from Nigerians on social media.
Ajimobi was reported to have died on Thursday, June 25, after battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month.
He was rumored to have died last week but his aides and family members dismissed the rumour.
However, as soon as the latest news on his death emerged, Nigerians across the country paid tribute to the politician on social media. While others used the opportunity to emphasise that COVID-19 is real.
But some Nigerian suggested that the rumour that the politician died last week might have been true after all.
Among them is a twitter user Laolao, who said people who doubted the last week report about Ajimobi's death will be shocked.
"Fisayo to the people that doubted him when he reported that Abiola Ajimobi was dead weeks ago," he said.
Another user, Odunuga Babatunde, said the journalist who last week reported Ajimobi's death has finally been vindicated.
He said: "When @fisayosoyombo broke the news last week they nearly ask for his head in return most expecially by my dear Egbon @akinalabi. But today God has vindicated fisayo. RIP to the authority himself, Senator Abiola ajimobi ,we will forever miss u. May you continue to rest in peace."
A similar post was made by another user who said last week's report about Ajimobi's death was correct.
Meanwhile, there are fresh concerns over COVID-19 in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, as three persons in the cabinet of Governor Seyi Makinde tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
Governor Makinde made this known on Wednesday, June 24, via his official Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “Earlier today, we received COVID-19 confirmation tests for all members of the Oyo State Executive Council (EXCO).
Sadly, three tests came back positive, and two were inconclusive so they will need to be retested."
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