Covid-19: Ex-Oyo Governor, Ajimobi Is Dead



Senator Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state is dead.

The former governor who until his death was the Deputy-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after battling with complications arising from corona Virus infections he contracted in early June. He was 79years old.

Born on June 19, December 1949 in Ibadan, he attended St Patrick’s College, Oke Padre for his primary education and Lagelu Swecondary school before proceeding to the United States of America where he studied business and finance at the state University of New York at Buffalo.

On his return to the Nigeria he worked in the private sector and rose to the position of Managing Director of National Oil and Chemical Company, a subsidiary of Shell, Nigeria Development Company.

In 2003 he joined politics and represented Oyo South Senatorial District in the Senate on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, AD. In 2007 he contested for the state governorship on the platform of All Peoples Party, APP and lost. In 2011, he joined the Action Congress and re-contested the governorship and won. He got a second term on the platform of the APC but lost a bid to return to the senate on the party’s platform in the 2019 poll.

He married in 1980 and had five children.

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