Ajimobi is alive – Media Aide


Following an unconfirmed report that the immediate former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has died from complications of Novel Coronavirus, the media aide has displaced it as untrue.

According to Bolaji Tunji, media aide to Senator Abiola Ajimobi has described as untrue reports of his death.

In a post on his social media handles, he urged Nigerians to pray for the recovery of the APC chieftain who is battling with COVID-19.

Another confirmation from Kemi Olunloyo, the daughter of a former governor of the state said the daughter of Senator Ajimobi confirmed to her that the former governor is recuperating and well alive:

“God is not ready to take him Aunty Kemi. We decided to keep our dad’s health private. He has served Nigeria and will continue his goodwill,” she said.

Last week, there were reports that Senator Ajimobi was critically ill and hospitalized at the First Cardiological Hospital in Yaba, the same hospital, late Senator Adebayo Osinowo was declared diseased.

Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (born 16 December 1949) is a Nigerian politician from Oyo State, south-western Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.

He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party, a bid which he lost. He recontested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.