Abiola Ajimobi, a former Nigerian senator who finished his second term as Oyo State governor last year, has died.
Mr Ajimobi died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications, according to tweet from Otunba Dele Momodu, a former presidential aspirant, chairman and publisher of Ovation. He was 70.
While confirming the report The Update, shared and retweeted it as the death remains a shock.
Below is the tweet;
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 also said to have been in coma twice before the announcement of his demise.
He was first hospitalised in early June after contracting the deadly virus that has now sickened millions and claimed nearly 500,000 lives across the world.
Abiola Ajimobi was a senator from 2003 to 2007. After unsuccessful attempts, he was ultimately 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.