Ajimobi’s death is painful, personal loss to me — says Akeredolu

Gov.Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed deep sense of loss on the demise of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, former Governor of Oyo State, saying his passing is a personal loss to him.

His Media aide, Ojo Oyewamide, said in a statement on Friday in Akure that Akeredolu was personally touched and felt the sense of great loss for many reasons.

Akeredolu recalls the memorable days of their shared communallity and brotherliness in the city of Ibadan prior to their venture into politics and whom he fondly referred to as Egbon.

The governor said that the demise of the former governor prods remarkable nostalgic moments.

According to the statement, twice, Akeredolu had cause to be Ajimobi’s Lead Counsel in defence of his gubernatorial mandate; and on both occasions, they savoured victorious moments.

“As a sitting governor then, the late Senator Ajimobi rendered an immeasurable support when Governor Akeredolu ran for the governorship of Ondo State in 2012. He repeated same feat in the historic 2016 second attempt that ushered in the present administration.

“No doubt, his place in the sand of time remains indelible just as the vacuum left behind represents a permanent scar. He was indeed, an embodiment of courage who resonated intelligence and an unusual resilience. He will be sorely missed by all,” he said.

The governor, while praying for the repose of the soul of the departed, thanked God for the opportunity He provided for the late former governor as he touched lives positively in the various capacities he found himself in his political journey.

Governor Akeredolu, on behalf of his immediate family, government and the good people of Ondo State commiserated with the wife, family and associates of the former governor.

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