Former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has lost his battle against COVID-19, a reliable source tells Saharareporters.
It is understood that the 70-year-old, who had been on a life support machine since last Friday at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications, finally died on Thursday.
Recall that there had been rumours last week about his death but his family quickly dismissed them, saying he was alive and fine.
However the online news platform reports that on Monday, a reliable source close to the ex-governor said that Ajimobi had been on life support machine after he slipped into a deep coma and may not make any recovery going by the observations of medical experts around him.
The source added that the former Oyo governor had a lung surgery since being rushed to the Lagos hospital but made no progress while his kidneys had also failed.
His wife, Florence, had earlier been hospitalised with her husband. She was, however, discharged.
Late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who was also treated for the disease at First Cardiology Hospital, had also died.
Mr. Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was recently named acting chairman of crisis-torn ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC, following the affirmation of the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as party chairman by the court of Appeal.