The immediate past Governor of Oyo State , Abiola Ajimobi, has died at age 70 after battling coronavirus – related symptoms for a month, The PUNCH has learnt.
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 .