President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with thegovernment and people of Oyo State over the passing of a former governor, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, whose contributions to the development of the state, and nation, will always be remembered.
In a statement signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina said the President commiserates with the family of the former governor, who served the country as a Senator, 2003, before winning the governorship election in 2011, remaining steadfast and consistent in his progressive views, and working assiduously for the creation of the All Progressives Congress.
As the party chieftain bows out, President Buhari believes he left the world at a crucial moment when the party and the country needed his counsels to heal, and grow, noting that his absence will be sorely felt by all associates, particularly in the APC.
The President prays that the Almighty God will comfort the family of the former governor, and grant him a peaceful rest.
Similarly, The Nigeria Governors Forum has condoled with the people and government of Oyo state for the death former Governor Abiola Ajumobi.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti Dr Kayode Fayemi described the Late colleague as a father who was not just a colleague, but a pillar to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum whose contributions to the Forum were filled with wisdom.
Dr. Fayemi stressed that NGF would honour his legacy and pray to Allah to grant him Jinnatul Fiddausi and give his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Also, Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed sadness at the demise of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The governor in a condolence message to the Ajimobi family and the good people of Oyo State, also directed that the state’s flag fly at half mast on Friday.
Governor Makinde prayed God to grant the family the strength to bear this great loss.
“I join the good people of Oyo State as we mourn the death of a statesman. I have directed that flags fly at half-mast tomorrow in honour of our brother, friend and illustrious son of Oyo State. ”
“Surely, he will be remembered for leaving a blueprint for some of the activities that our administration is now undertaking. ”
In the same vein, Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos state says the news of the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi fills him with grief. He said the former governor died at a time his leadership and experience as an astute administrator is needed.
“I commiserate with his wife, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, his children and other associates. My heart and prayers are with you all at this period of your grief. May Allah grant his soul eternal rest and preserve a place for him in Aljanah firdaus” Sanwoolu said.