After he was rumoured to have died last week, it finally emerged on Thursday that former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has died.
WESTERN POST learnt the former governor and Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress was confirmed dead on Thursday at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos.
The 70-year-old had been on a life support machine barely a few days after he was admitted at the hospital when he slipped into a coma following coronavirus complications.
Some hospital sources had said then that it would be difficult for him to pull through.
Some sources, however, told SaharaReporters that the former Oyo governor had a lung surgery since being rushed to the Lagos hospital but made no progress while his kidneys had also failed.
Doctors treating Ajimobi, it was reliably gathered, last Friday informed his family that his situation had defied every medical intervention and that only a miracle could bring him back to life.
Those projections came true on Thursday as the ex-governor finally succumbed to the virus that has also killed several prominent Nigerians including late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who was also treated for the disease at First Cardiology Hospital until he died.