Former Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi, finally confirmed dead

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Former Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi, finally confirmed dead

Former Nigerian senator who finished his second term as Oyo State governor last year, Ajibola Ajimobi, has been pronounced dead.

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Mr Ajimobi died at the age of 70 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.

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Mr Ajimobi’s passing came a week after he was rumoured to have died at the same private hospital. That rumour turned to be false.

He was first hospitalised in early June after contracting the deadly Coronavirus.

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

He was survived by his wife and children.

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