From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has described the death of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Abiola Ajimobi a big loss to Nigeria.
Bello said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the country indeed has lost a committed leader and political ICON
Ajimobi died at a Lagos hospital on Thursday at the age of 70 after battling with COVID-19 related complications.
The governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed at the weekend, in Lokoja, said he received the news of the former governor’s demise with great shock, saying his exit was a big blow for the people of Oyo State, the party and the country in general.
He sympathised with the family of the late former governor as well as the government and good people of Oyo State over the sad loss, praying God to grant him Aljana and fortitude for his loved ones and the state to bear the irreparable loss.
“You have no doubt left indelible landmark and footprint while you served the people of your state as governor for two consecutive terms in addition to representing them at the Senate, amongst others.
“As a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West region, you contributed immensely to the overall development and growth of our great party in that zone. Your contribution to the growth of the nation’s democracy cannot be forgotten”, the governor said.