Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

THE late Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi was buried at his Oluyole country home at 10 am on Sunday.

Late Ajimobi, was the former governor of Oyo State.

Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

The burial took place amid tight security from the Oluyole main road to the Yemoja street residence of the late former governor.

Cleric at the burial include, Alhaji Kunle Saani, Shik Muideen Bello, Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Shik Abubakri Abdleganiyu Agbotomokere, among others.

Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

Earlier, the family had informed the general public that the remains of the former governor would be taking to his Oke-Ado mosque and his Oja-Oba family house.

Ajimobi who hailed from Oyo State, south-western Nigeria, was born on the 16th of December 1949.

Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.

Photo Story: Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi finally laid to rest in Oyo

He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

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After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party, a bid which he lost.

He contested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.

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