In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, June, 2020

Was Ajimobi Making an attempt To Get Appointments After His Tenure As Governor? Verify Out What his Spokesman Stated

Was Ajimobi Trying To Get Appointments After His Tenure As Governor? Check Out What his Spokesman Said

Abiola Ajimobi


Bolaji Tunji, spokesman to the late Abiola Ajimobi, ex-governor of Oyo state, says the deceased had deliberate to retire from politics after finishing his eight-year tenure as governor.

Ajimobi died of issues of COVID-19 on Thursday.

After his second time period as governor, Ajimobi had contested the Oyo south senatorial election however misplaced to Muhammed Kola-Balogun, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).

In a tribute on Fb, Tunji stated the late Ajimobi informed his employees that he didn’t need to take up any political appointment after the final election however was satisfied to simply accept his appointment because the deputy nationwide chairman (south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“He by no means needed the rest after the final election. He solely needed to take a protracted, due relaxation after serving for eight years with out break. However one other place was thrust on him,”
Tunji stated.

“He by no means solicited for us and he didn’t need. However they satisfied him to simply accept. I do know as a result of in his normal forthrightness, he narrated the way it occurred. He took the positions as a result of he felt it will profit his folks. ‘ I’ve completed my bit. There’s nothing I got down to obtain that I didn’t, I can’t be governor once more, however I cannot depart you folks’ he would say.”

Narrating occasions that occurred earlier than he contracted the illness, the spokesman stated Ajimobi was known as to Abuja to debate get together points amid the APC disaster.

He stated the late governor, in his normal method, had taken care of every part earlier than he travelled to Abuja and solely went along with his safety aide.

“It was identical to yesterday. He had acquired a name to come back to Abuja. It was to debate get together issues. He was unsure of who would observe him. As a result of it was a personal flight, he had restricted choices. He solely went along with his safety aide,” Tunji stated.

“He had informed us earlier in our workplace in his Oluyole house that we might speak concerning the motion to Abuja since he had turn into the Deputy Nationwide Chairman. Our workplace needed to shift to Abuja.

“He was in his normal caftan and cap, all the time impeccably dressed even at house besides when he does his train each morning in his blue monitor down and blue stripe Tee-shirt and branded cap. Along with his earpiece and telephone in hand, he would stroll around the constructing a number of instances to train.

“He radiated good well being and we nonetheless marvelled that he nonetheless seemed so good for his 70 years. Being 70 meant lots to him and would jokingly name himself Baba 70. As he left our wing of the home to the opposite aspect, a couple of of us in our normal method trailed him. He spoke with a couple of folks within the courtyard earlier than he left to arrange for that journey. I by no means knew it was going to be the final time I’d see him.

“However in his normal organised method, there was no pending subject. He had taken care of every part. He had signed all of the letters of appointment for the peace and reconciliation committee.”

The spokesman stated how the deceased contracted the illness remained a thriller as a result of he all the time adhered to security protocol.

“I nonetheless can’t wrap my head spherical what occurred. He was so wholesome, he was neat, he took all the mandatory precautions even whereas he sat with us in our open workplace he was all the time along with his face masks, we all the time observe social distancing. We have been all the time fast to provide him palms sanitizer anytime he touched one thing,”
he stated.

“We have been aware of his age and did all we might to make sure security. We had three spots the place you needed to wash palms earlier than getting into the premises. One at every of the principle entrance gates and one other by the doorway to our workplace. We noticed all due protocols. So what occurred? How did it occur? None of us was sick. So the place did this come from? I’m nonetheless looking for solutions.”

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