Ajimobi Not Dead, We're Still Praying For Him - Aide - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, June 18, 2020

Ajimobi Not Dead, We're Still Praying For Him - Aide

                      • Ex - Governor Ajimobi

The Daily Crucible

Amid a flurry of reports on the social media that ex - Governor Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi is dead, his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, has declared that his principal is "alive" and urged the public to disregard anything to the contrary.

Bolaji described the reported death of Ajimobi being circulated on the social media as all rumours without an iota of truth.

And while commending Nigerians for their concern, the ex - Governor's aide, however, said they would continue to pray for his recovery.

"My attention has been drawn to the rumours  circulating on the social media about my principal. Kindly disregard. We however continue to pray for him. Thank you all for the show of concern," Bolaji stated.

Also,  Ajimobi’s daughter-in-law Mrs. Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi in a tweet to respond to a flurry of enquiries on the rumoured death of her father - in - law, tweeted:

"THANK you for all the messages but our father is still alive, alhamdulillah. When it is our time we will all die. So, wait first…”

The trending death report which followed  earlier reports that Ajimobi is COVID-19 positive, was alleged to have been fuelled or accentuated by the tweeting of an investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo, who quoted a source he reckoned as "never for once failed me" as confirming that the All Progressives Congress(APC) leader (South), was dead.

The investigative journalist had tweeted :“A source who has never failed me in six years of knowing him has just confirmed to me the death, in Lagos today, of Abiola Ajimobi, former Governor of Oyo State, due to underlying health conditions worsened by the Coronavirus.” 

The Daily Crucible recalls that Ajimobi was said to have slipped into coma in a Lagos hospital.

Senator Ajimobi, who took ill in May this year was evacuated to the First Cardiology Hospital Lagos, for special care after he was diagnosed of the novel coronavirus disease, a pandemic that is humbling nations and authorities around the world.

The ex - Governor who was diagnosed of the dreadful disease barely three weeks ago,  slipped into unconsciousness on June 8.

Doctors have been battling to revive him. 

The highbrow hospital is one of the selected few private health facilities in the Centre of Excellence permitted to treat special COVID - 19 patients.

It is the hospital where the former chief of staff to President Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, was treated of coronavirus before he died.

It is also where the Senator representing Lagos East, Bayo Osinowo, was being treated of an undisclosed brief ailment before he lost the battle to the cold hand of death on Monday, this week. 

When the former governor’s health deteriorated after he suffered c hiardiac arrest the first time and was placed on a ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) immediately, doctors attending to him were said to have recommended a particular drug for his treatment.

 But the drug could not be found in Nigeria, according to sources; hence, a private jet was reportedly deployed to purchase the drug in London.

 Ajimobi is said to be a diabetic patient, and coronavirus a challenge for people with diabetes. He suddenly took ill in Abuja late May 2020 allegedly after attending one of the political meetings with his party chieftains.


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