PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Oyo State over the death of former governor, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi.
In a condolence message signed by presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, the President commiserated with the family of the former governor, noting that Ajimobi’s contributions to the development of the state, and nation, will always be remembered.
Buhari noted that the deceased, who served the country as a Senator before winning the governorship election in 2011,
remained steadfast and consistent in his progressive views, and worked assiduously for the creation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, Ajimobi, who passed away at 70, left the world at a crucial moment when the party and the country needed his counsels to heal and grow.
The President prayed that the almighty God would comfort the Ajimobi family, noting that his absence would be sorely felt by all associates, particularly in the APC.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF), Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, described the deceased as a man of integrity, who served Oyo people and Nigeria with excellence.
He said that Ajimobi’s leadership qualities and significant roles in the formation of the A Progressives Congress endeared him to many and led to his appointment as the party’s Deputy National Chairman, South.
”The late Ajimobi’s contributions to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria during his career made a significant impact on its growth and development,” the NGF chairman said.
Lalong condoled with Ajimobi’s widow, children and family, urging them to take solace in his legacies and accept his painful death as the will of God.