I am yet to come to terms with the passage of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, because this is one death that has inflicted not just a deep pain, but one that will linger for long. It is a loss of immeasurable proportions yet to be fully grasped.
I have lost a great pillar of support who stood by me at my most trying times. The Ajimobi family has been deprived of a scion and someone who deepened the family’s proud legacy of service; Oyo State has lost a true pacesetter, and the rank of progressive politicians has been depleted. Indeed, a colossus has taken a bow, an orchestra has been abruptly terminated and the curtains drawn on an era.
Many had hoped this political titan would be back on his feet, making light of his brief illness with his admirable deployment of his signature wit, humour and prodigious intellect. But God had a different plan and as people of faith, we take solace in the knowledge that from Him we come and unto Him we shall return.
My thoughts and prayers are with his immediately family, the Government and people of Oyo State, political associates and our great party, All Progressives Congress. May Allah forgive and admit Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi into Aljannah Firdaus.
Egbon, good night.
Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR.
Governor, Ogun State.