Tears as Ajimobi buried in Ibadan home amid tight security (See Photos)


The body of the former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, have been finally laid to rest in Ibadan home, Oluyole Estate on Sunday.

The ex-governor was buried according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, amid tight security.

 

The late Acting National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress was laid to rest at 10:05am.

Ajimobi who died at aged of 70, was confirmed dead at a Lagos hospital after illness relating to multiple organ failure.

The late politician was reportedly buried in strict compliance with the the COVID-19 protocols.

Less than 20 people, including wife of the former governor, Chief Florence Ajimobi, and other members of his immediate family, were in attendance.

Fierce looking armed policemen were strategically positioned at the residence of the deceased.

Movements in and out of the neighbourhood were controlled as the burial ceremony held.

Party faithful and other loyalists of the late politician were barred from the scene of the burial.

At 12 noon, prayers were held for his repose at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.

Friends and associates were equally not allowed to witness his burial as one of his aides, Yanju Adegbite noted that only the children and wife were allowed to bid him farewell.

Some of the personalities who were present in his house were, Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Chief Bayo Adelabu, Chief Kola Daisi, Chief Mrs. Oluwakemi Akala, Hon. Wunmi Oladeji, Hon. Abbas Aleshinloye, Mr. Toye Arulogun, Bimbo Adekanbi, amongst others.

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