Reports reaching TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) can authoritatively confirm that immediate past governor of Oyo State and acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead.
Findings by TNG revealed 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, died on Thursday (today).
The two-term governor was comatose and hooked on the ventilator but never regained consciousness.
Last week, his death went viral. But it was debunked by his family.
His death today coincided with the resolution of the leadership crisis in his party by the National Executive Committee meeting of the party.
President Buhari chaired the virtual meeting in Abuja today.
Ajimobi became a deputy chairman of the APC in March.
He was expected to steer the party after the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as chairman.
But he was incapacitated by illness.
Thus, the role had to be performed by Hilliard Etta, vice chairman South South.
Today, the NEC of his party swept all members of the National Working Committee away.
Governor Mai Bala Buni of Yobe, a former secretary of the party was appointed as caretaker chairman, with Sen. Akpan Udoedehe as secretary.
Meanwhile his immediate family and his party, APC are yet to comment on the sad development.
More details later…