Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan; his counterpart from Ondo, Lucky Ayedatiwa; former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala; his wife, Kemi, and other personalities gathered in Ibadan for the one year memorial Fidau prayer of the immediate past Oyo governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajimobi, who governed the state for two consecutive terms of eight years died last year at 70.
Ajimobi died at a Lagos hospital on 25th June 2020.
At the one year memorial Fidau prayer, which was held on Friday, were Ajimobi’s wife, Florence Ajimobi; son, Idris Ajimobi; and other members of the Ajimobi family.
Other dignitaries at the Fidau prayer, which took place at the late politician’s Oluyole residence, include Chairman, Senate committee on Land Transport, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari; Senator Teslim Folarin; former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Zackeus Adelabu; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; and Olasunkanmi Tegbe.
Islamic clerics who were at the event included, Sheikh Muhyideen Ajani Bello, Sheikh Habeebullahi Buhari, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju, Alhaji Mudathir Bada, Alhaji Salauddeen Adekilekun and Alhaji Abdul-Ganiyy Abdulsalam.
Olaniyan while speaking said that Ajimobi has done his best for the state.
“The former Governor before Ajimobi, Alao-Akala was here, so what do you expect us to say. He has done his best for the state.
“He has come and gone, he has done his best for the state.”
Bello while speaking urged politicians to do good things for people to remember them for good.
Buhari in an interview with journalists, described Ajimobi as an epitome of everything.
He added that the former Governor left a good legacy behind.
“He is my former boss. He is an epitome of everything. He has come and gone.
“The most important thing is that he played his role and he has left a legacy. Not just a legacy but a good legacy.”