Oyo SWAN mourns Grand Patron, Ajimobi


Sanusi Lateef

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter has commiserated with the government and people of the State, the All Progressive Congress as well as sports writers in the Pace Setter State over the death of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi, who was also the Association’s Grand Patron.

The former Governor died on Thursday, 25th June 2020, of complications arising from Covid 19 and other ailments at First Cardiology Hospital Ikoyi in Lagos at the age of 70.

In a condolence message signed by the Association’s State Chairman, Niyi Alebiosu and Secretary, Adewale Tijani, Oyo SWAN said the death of Late Ajimobi is a colossal loss not only to his family but to Nigeria as a whole.

The message reads, “Late Ajimobi was a great leader and a benevolent father to sports writers in Oyo state. The bus we are using presently was donated by the late former Governor”.

During his first term in office, he put smile on the faces of sportsmen and women through the monetary rewards his administration gave to the state contingents to several sporting events. He also did well as our Grand Patron. We will miss him”.

Late Ajimobi was the first and so far the only Oyo state Governor to spend two terms in office, a feat that earned him the nickname ‘Koseleri’.

The former Governor was an athlete during his secondary school days and was fondly called Archipelago by mates and friends.

He would be remembered for his outspokenness and jovial nature.


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