Former Oyo State governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has expressed shock and disbelief over the death of the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Alao-Akala, who condoled with Governor Seyi Makinde; the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the entire people of the state, praised the transformation and repositioning efforts of the late governor, when he was at the helm of affairs in the state for eight years.
While equally condoling with the All Progressives Congress in the state and at the national level, he said that the late governor made his mark in the development and repositioning of the party at the state and national levels.
“Ajimobi will always say his mind in any national and state matters. He talked frankly and he joked a lot,” he said.
Specifically, he said Senator Ajimobi made his mark in the security apparatus of the state, adding that the state and the nation had lost a political icon.
‘’Indeed, it is a big loss to Oyo State, APC and the entire nation. He was a courageous, hardworking, loving and God-fearing leader. Personally, I will miss him for his jokes and effective service delivery’’, Alao-Akala said.
Akala, however, prayed God to his the family, his political associates and the people he served the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss created by his exit.