By Hammed Shittu
Immediate past governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has mourned the death of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, who he described as a focused administrator.
Also, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state during the last general elections, Hon. Razak Atunwa has joined other Nigerians to commiserate with the people of Oyo State over the death of former Governor Ajimobi.
In a statement issued in Ilorin yesterday by former Governor Ahmed, he condoled Senator Ajimobi’s family, the government and the people of Oyo State.
The statement which was signed by the former Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Femi Akorede said “Senator Isiaka Ajimobi, former Oyo State Governor’s death came as an immense shock to my family and me.
“He was a devoted family man, accomplished technocrat, and a well-loved politician whose deep affection for Oyo State was not in doubt. I remember him as a principled colleague, focused administrator and candid politician.
“ For me, Oyo State will celebrate Senator Ajimobi’s impact as a lawmaker and Governor for a long time.
“I offer sincere condolences to Mrs. Florence Ajimobi and the children, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, and the good people of Oyo State. May Allah forgive Senator Ajimobi, grant him Aljanah, and uphold the loving family he left behind.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state during the last general elections, Hon. Atunwa has described the death of former Governor Ajimobi as a national loss.
In a statement issued in Ilorin yesterday said that the deceased was a humble personality of note and his passage hurt me .
“My heart was filled with grief when I was informed that Nigeria has lost a great political actor.
“Senator Ajimobi was an exceptionally brilliant administrator, outstanding lawmaker and a man of peace who made immense contributions towards the political growth of Nigeria”.
Atunwa however prayed to Almighty God to tgive the family the fortitude to bear the loss.