Abiola Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949. He was was a Nigerian politician from Oyo State south-western Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum Nigeria.
In 2003, Ajimobi became a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria. Ajimobi was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate. In 2007, Ajimobi contested the gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria People’s Party but lost.
Ajimobi contested a second term in an election that took place on 11 April 2015. Ajimobi contested under the All Progressive Congress for re-election against two of his predecessors in office, Christopher Alao Akala and Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja. In the event of his re-election into office as the Governor, Ajimobi is the first person to occupy the seat twice and as well in succession. He was declared the winner of the Oyo State gubernatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He was admitted to First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital in Lagos on 2 June 2020, with Covid-19 symptoms. He died on 25 June 2020 at exactly 3:45pm after a week on life support machine, at the age of 70.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is deeply saddened by the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate-past governor of Oyo State.
Senator Ajimobi's death has come at a crucial time when the party is looking… https://t.co/Or2mPutwQu
— APC update (@apcupdate) June 27, 2020