The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has commiserated with the family of former and immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who passed away yesterday, Thursday, June 25; describing his death as “the passing unto glory of a fulfilled leader.”
Seventy-year-old former senator, who served as governor in Oyo State between 2011 and 2019, died in a Lagos hospital after battling a brief illness.
Hon. Akande Sadipe, in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Olamilekan Olusada, also condoles with the government and people of Oyo State, the All Progressive Congress, APC, and political associates and friends of the late Ajimobi, describing Ajimobi as an upright man who was ever ready to speak to his conviction, expressing deep sorrow over his death.
She said, “Koseleri,” my dear uncle, my boss, my mentor, a man who stands tall above others in truth and in action, listening and watching you made me wiser; you have been the teacher of some of the best lessons I learnt in life, life is indeed amazing with your guidance, which has steered me in the right direction in my journey’s cross road.”
Recalling that the late Ajimobi played a notable role in her election to the House of Representatives and the progress of democratic system in the Pacesetter State, Akande-Sadipe added that the late Ajimobi worked hard to put Oyo State on the global map, through infrastructural development, during his tenure as the executive governor.
Hon. Akande-Sadipe also condoled with the government and people of Oyo State over the death of former Governor Ajimobi, who governed the state from 2011 to 2019.
The statement added, “The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Akande-Sadipe sympathises with family members, friends and associates of the former governor, who worked very hard to improve infrastructure and livelihood of people in the state.”
Akande-Sadipe, the member representing Oluyole federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, described Ajimobi as “an elder-statesman and an unrelenting patriot, who committed to the unity and indivisibility of this country.”
She said that Ajimobi was a politician, who diligently lived a life of service and left indelible imprints in the sands of time, adding, “By his death, a vacuum has been created in the progressives’ fold while the people of Oluyole Federal Constituency have also lost a benefactor.”