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Senate President, Lawan mourns former Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi



Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has expressed his grief over the death of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

Lawan said Ajimobi as a lawmaker had represented Oyo South Senatorial District in the Upper legislative chamber before his election into the governorship of the state for two consecutive terms.

The Senate President, however, regretted that the deceased would be missed by the people of Oyo State and the progressives political family throughout Nigeria.

Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi said this in a statement to newsmen in Abuja.

In his tribute, Lawan added that people of the State will always remember him for his numerous achievements over which the people rewarded him as the first governor to be reelected in the history of the politically sophisticated state.

“Lawan said his death will also be felt by the ruling All Progressives Congress especially at a time the party is calling all hands to the deck to steady its sail.

“We, at the Senate, mourn Senator Ajimobi who also served with merit at the upper legislative chamber between 2003 and 2007 during which time he was the Deputy Senate Minority Leader,” Lawan said.

“Lawan expressed his condolences to the family, friends and political associates of the departed former governor and prayed for Allah to comfort them.

“The Senate President also prayed for the repose of Ajimobi’s soul in Aljannat firdaus”.