Immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has commiserated with Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and the Ajimobi family over the death of former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The former governor, who described Ajimobi’s death in a Lagos hospital on Thursday as shocking, said that the deceased politician lived a life of service and commitment to humanity during his eventful 70-year mission on earth.
He said in a statement by his Media Advisor, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, on Friday, that Ajimobi would be remembered for making indelible mark in his contributions to national development.
Dickson said Ajimobi was a key player in the nation’s oil sector, where he served as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company; a Senator of the Federal Republic; the first two-term governor of Oyo State and Acting National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The former Bayelsa governor prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the late Senator Ajimobi, who he described as a nationalist whose standards were clearly above ethnic and religious differences.
He described Ajimobi as an elder brother and friend, who related freely and whose family was indeed close to his.
Chief Dickson urged the late politician’s wife, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the family and the Government and good people of Oyo State to be consoled by the legacies of the former Oyo governor and the quality of life he lived.
He prayed to God to give the family the fortitude to bear the pains of this irreparable loss.