Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed sadness over the demise of the former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, describing it as a grave loss to the nation.
Ekweremadu, while reacting to the sad development in a statement signed by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, eulogised the former governor as a bridge builder and pan Nigerian.
He said: “I received with a deep sense of loss the passing on of my friend, brother, and colleague in the 5thSenate, Distinguished Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi.
“He was an accomplished public administrator, legislator per excellent, pan Nigerian, and bridge builder.
“As a grandson of the a former chief in the revered Ibadan royal court and scion of former member of the defunct Western Region House of Assembly, Ajimobi brought his rich political background to bear in his service to his people and the nation as a whole.
“He no doubt excelled in political engineering and mobilisation and will forever be remembered as a jinx breaker, being the first to be reelected for a second term in office as Governor of Oyo State.
“Even in death, he is not diminished. Although he lost the protracted battle for his life, it will always be said of him that he came, he saw, and he conquered”.
The lawmaker also sent heartfelt condolences to Ajimobi’s immediate family, the Government and good people of Oyo State, and enjoined all Nigerians to pray for the late governor’s family and for the peaceful repose of his soul.
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