The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has come out to say that the death of Abiola Ajimobi is a big loss to Yorubaland and entire Nigeria.
He recently revealed this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi.
According to him, he is definitely hoping that posterity would be kind to the late politician.
He added that the deceased was a man of history and a statesman who made a brilliant impact in Oyo State.
His words, “Life is like a stage, you play your part and leave for others. The late Abiola Ajimobi has played his part, done his best as a man, and I am sure posterity will be kind to him.
“He played a crucial role during the preparations for my installation ceremony as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.”
“The late governor ensured that other south West governors at the time played their parts in that historic ceremony on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Durban, Oyo.”
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Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (16 December 1949 – 25 June 2020) was 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. He died from Coronavirus complications after being hospitalised at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday 25th June, 2020.
Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan. He completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin. His secondary education was at Lagelu Grammar School. As a high school student he was active in athletics, table tennis, and football including serving as the school’s games prefect.
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