A member of the House of Representatives, representing ATISBO/Saki-east/Saki west Federal constituency, Hon. Olajide Olatubosun has expressed a deep sense of personal loss and grief on the death of the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
In a heart-rending tribute, he described him as a great Leader, mentor, role model and father.
As a politician, you were of a different class: An amazing personality with a lot of panache, fearless, courageous, kind, intellectual and a stickler for excellence Anybody who came in contact with you during your incredible journey in life knew that you detest mediocrity in all its ramifications.
According to him, “Nigeria and Oyo state have lost a consumate Politician, a bridge – builder and a transformational Leader.
“My first encounter with you in 2006 in the build -up to the 2007 elections, still lingers in my memory.
“You visited every nooks and cranny of Oke – Ogun and other parts of our dear state soliciting for support.
“You were a thorough- bred progressive and Democrat.
“A man of deep convictions, you never believed in impossibility and you pursued every
set-goal with uncommon courage, tenacity of purpose, diligence, and excellence.
“You will be fondly remembered for the indelible marks and the enduring legacies you left behind as you bestrode the corporate and political landscapes of Nigeria like a colossus.
“Your unparalleled achievement as the Governor of our dear state in massive infrastructure development, efficient security architecture that brought crime to near zero and investment in education among others earned you the Sobriquet- father of modern Oyo – State.
“No doubt, your painful exit at this crucial time has left a huge vacuum in the political landscape of Oyo – State, and Nigeria.
“Our consolation is that you left an indelible mark in the sands of time.
“I commiserate with Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, the Children, grandchildren and family members, and all members of our Party, The All Progressives Congress (APC).
“My prayer is that God almighty will give us the peace and comfort that we need in this trying times and the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Surely, you have fought the good fight, you have run the race and you have kept the faith.
“Fare thee well great leader. Adieu,” the statement added.