In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

Flashback: How My Mom Predicted I Would Grow to be Governor

Flashback: How My Mother Predicted I Would Become Governor

Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo, who died of COVID-19 problems on June 25, was “extraordinarily” pampered and at all times defended by his mom, even when he misbehaved. As such, it was no shock that whilst a 62-year-old governor on the time of her loss of life, Ajimobi nonetheless had a really shut relationship together with his mom. In an interview he granted after she died in 2012, he shared fond reminiscences of his mom.

Excerpts beneath: 

What have been the memorable moments you had with Mama?

I believe the primary reminiscence was once I misbehaved at dwelling and I used to be to be crushed by my father. Each minute, my mom would keep in entrance that he ought to beat her as an alternative of me. I believe she was very protecting of me and demonstrated that over time, to the extent that once I returned from the U.S. in 1977 and a buddy of mine simply noticed me and tapped me from the again to say hey, my mom simply went and grabbed my buddy and requested, ‘why are you tapping my son?’ So, she was at all times protecting of me. That I might say was the reminiscence.

What sort of girl was mama throughout her lifetime?

She epitomised humility and Godliness. She was extraordinarily Godly, very forgiving and really unassuming. I believe she was additionally extraordinarily neat; very elegant.

Which of those qualities did you decide out of your mom?

I believe Godliness and the forgiving spirit and cleanliness; additionally, her class in dressing effectively and showing neat.

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As the primary youngster, did she pamper you?

Certain, certain. Extraordinarily. Of the 9 kids, I used to be the first-born and the primary male youngster. That she pampered me was comprehensible. All different kids would generally quarrel along with her, asking whether or not I used to be the one youngster.

How did you obtain the information of mama’s loss of life and what have been you doing in the meanwhile you knew of her loss of life?

I used to be holding a gathering with the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN). Archbishop Alaba Job and a few pastors have been with me. And I obtained a name which informed me my mom simply died. I used to be talking with them once I picked the cellphone and so they informed me. I simply requested them to pray for the repose of my mom’s soul. They have been stunned and so they all prayed. So, I used to be very certain that she went to paradise as a result of all these individuals have been there and so they all prayed for her.

You as soon as stated that your mom wished that she witnessed you turning into governor even when for simply someday. Could we all know extra about that?

It began from once we went to go to the late Chief Bola Ige when he was the governor. I used to be to get married and I took my fiancé there. As we have been sitting within the Governor’s lodge, my father informed me to sit down comfortably, asking, ‘have you learnt that you’d turn into governor one day?’ So once I misplaced the authorized battle to turn into the governor, as a result of I knew I received the election, my mom stated ‘do you recall the prophecy of your father?’ I stated ‘what was it?’ And he or she responded that your father stated that someday, you can be governor of this state and I simply pray that I reside to witness that someday. So let’s thank God that she witnessed precisely 417 days; that I used to be governor for over a yr earlier than she died. I believe I take solace in that, despite the fact that I assumed she would have lived for as much as not less than 100 years as a result of her personal mom lived to be 105. So, I assumed since she took the stature of her mom, she would additionally reside to be 100 however at 85, let’s thank God.

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In case you imagine in reincarnation, would you wish to be given start to by your mom once more?

After all, I’ll like to be her son; I’ll like to be the 9 kids in a single; I might have wished she gave start to me a number of occasions as a result of she was a particularly humble girl. I want I may take that half of her; she would kneel down for anyone; she by no means received indignant. So let’s thank God for her life.

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Supply: TheCable

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