- Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to Abiola Ajimobi's death
- Ajimobi died on Thursday, June 25, in a Lagos private hospital from complications arising from COVID-19
- Oshiomhole declared that Ajimobi died while serving the ruling party - APC
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Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has recounted his last moments with the late former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi.
The Nation reports that the deceased brought his deep insights, candor and infectious humour to bear in his contributions as the national deputy chairman (south) of APC.
Legit.ng gathered that Oshiomhole on Friday, June 26, described the former governor as a “true friend and a loyal brother.”
He said: “I recall that our last moments together was at the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC), just a few weeks ago. He flew into Abuja that day for the meeting.
“As usual, he brought his deep insights, candor and infectious humour to bear in his contributions as the national deputy chairman to our discussion that day. You couldn’t fault his forensic logic, nor resist his disarming jokes. He appeared robust and healthy.
“Against this backdrop, nothing could, therefore, have prepared me to entertain the suspicion – much less, the thoughts – that that would be our last interaction. A family man who treasured the company of his wife and children more than anything, he was in a hurry to return to his Ibadan home as soon as the meeting ended.
“Alas, the news came a few days later that he had taken ill. It will therefore not be incorrect to say that senator Ajimobi met his death serving our great party, APC.
“Indeed, my relationship with senator Ajimobi transcended partisan politics. As fellow governors, we struck an uncommon rapport. We spoke often on anything – personal, political and public interest. We drew even closer after we both served out our terms as governors of Oyo and Edo States.
“Twice or thrice, he hosted my wife, Iara, and I in his private home. He and his elegant wife were generous hosts. With Ajimobi, you could not ask for a more trustworthy ally in politics. His word was his bond.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the announcement by Ajimobi's family that the remains of the late former governor of Oyo state would be interred on Sunday, June 28, inside a mosque, Nigerian Muslims have expressed their concerns.
It was reported that the late Ajimobi’s media aide, Bolaji Tunji, said his former boss would be buried at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan by 12 noon.
Some Nigerian Muslims described the move by Ajimobi's family to bury the former governor in the mosque as a forbidden act, adding that such action would render the mosque useless.
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