#JUSTIN: Ex-Oyo Governor Ajimobi is dead ~ Premium Times

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Abiola Ajimobi, a former Nigerian senator who finished his second term as Oyo State governor last year, has died.

Mr Ajimobi on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications, according to Akin Alabi, a federal lawmaker and political associate of the former governor’s. He was 70.

While confirming the development to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Alabi said he was shocked, and praised for the departed and his family.

Mr Ajimobi’s passing came a week after he was rumoured to have died at the same private hospital. The news was later debunked.

He was first hospitalised in early June after contracting the deadly virus that has now sickened millions and claimed nearly 500,000 lives across the world.

Mr Ajimobi was a senator from 2003 to 2007. After unsuccessful attempts, he was elected governor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, becoming the first person to serve two terms in the state.

He was survived by his wife and children.



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