The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Oyo State has condoled with the family of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi over his death on Thursday.
It also commiserated with sportswriters and the people of Oyo State over the passage of the two-time governor and grand patron of the association.
The association said in a condolence message jointly issued in Ibadan by its Chairman, Mr Niyi Alebiosu, and Secretary, Mr Adewale Tijani, that Ajimobi’s death was a colossal loss not only to his family but also to the All Progressives Congress and the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former governor died on Thursday at age 70 during a protracted illness.
“Late Ajimobi was a great leader and a benevolent father to sportswriters in Oyo State.
” The bus we are using presently was donated by the late former governor,” the group said.
It recalled that Ajimobi put smiles on the faces of sportsmen and women through monetary reward to the state contingents to sporting events during his first term in office.
The group said that the former governor earned the title, ‘Koseleri,’ for being the first governor to serve two terms of eight years as governor
“He did well as our Grand Patron. We will miss him so much. We pray that Almighty God grant him eternal rest.
“We also pray to Almighty God to grant his family and other stakeholders the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” it said.(NAN)