The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe and a host of others have sent condolences to the family of former governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, over the death of the immediate past governor.
The 70-year-old former senator, who served as governor in Oyo State from 2011 to 2019, died in the late hours of today after battling a brief illness.
Hon. Akande Sadipe, in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Olamilekan Olusada, also condoles with the government and people of Oyo State, the All Progressive Congress, APC, and late Ajimobi’s political associates.
She said, “Koseleri,” my dear uncle, my boss, my Mentor, a man who stands tall above others in truth and in action, listening and watching you made me wiser; you have been the teacher of some of the best lessons I learnt in life, life is indeed amazing with your guidance which has steered me in the right direction in my journey’s cross road.”
She recalled that the late Ajimobi played a notable role in her election to the House of Representatives and the progress of democratic system in the state, adding that late Ajimobi worked hard to put Oyo State on the global map, through infrastructural development during his tenure as the executive governor.
The statement added, “Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K condoles with government and indigenes of Oyo State over the death of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who was a governor of the state from 2011 to 2019.
“The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K sympathises with family members, friends and associates of the former governor, who worked very hard to improve infrastructure and livelihood of people in the state.”
Akande-Sadipe, the member representing Oluyole federal constituency described “Ajimobi as an elder-statesman and an unrelenting patriot, who committed to the unity and indivisibility of this country.”
She also described Ajimobi as a politician who diligently lived a life of service and left indelible imprints in the sands of time, adding, “By his death, a vacuum has been created in the progressives’ fold while the people of Oluyole Federal Constituency have also lost a benefactor.”
She described Ajimobi as an upright man who was ever ready to speak to his conviction and expressed deep sorrow over the death of the former governor, describing his demise as “passing unto glory of a fulfilled leader.”