Former governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi is dead

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Former governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi is dead. He died at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday. He was 70.

Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949, to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan, in Oyo state.

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

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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).

After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party but lost. He re-contested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a close vote.

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