APC, family finally own up, Ajimobi is dead


The former governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has been confirmed dead.

Confirmation of his death came after it appears the crisis rocking the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, after the exit of Com. Adams Oshiomhole has been taken care of, with the dissolution of the National Working Committee.

People & Politics had reported the death of the Oyo State politician, exactly one week ago, but was denied by his aide, Bolaji Tunji, who said, “Kindly disregard the rumours, just rumours. In all, we remain prayerful.”

Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Congress last month but never resumed.


The former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2, 2020.

He was said to have tested negative for COVID-19 but the illness had caused his health to deteriorate.

Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband. She was, however, discharged.

He was said to have been confirmed positive earlier and was managing the situation at home before the illness worsened and he had to go to a hospital.

Like other VIPs, he was said to have opted for private treatment rather than a public facility after his condition worsened.

A source close to the family said the former governor had diabetes and other ailments.

“It is true that Ajimobi gave up the ghost some hours ago,” he said.

Ajimobi’s aide, Bolaji Tunji, did not respond to telephone calls.



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