The former immediate governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, died at age 70 after struggling with coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, The PUNCH reported.
Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named interim national president of the Congress of All Progressives last week, but never resumed.
The former governor was hospitalized at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultant Hospital, Lagos, on June 2, 2020.
He was said to be negative for COVID-19, but the disease had deteriorated his health.
Ajimobi’s wife Florence had previously been hospitalized with her husband. However, she was discharged.
She was said to be managing the disease at home before the situation worsened and she had to go to a hospital.
A source close to the family said the former governor had diabetes and other ailments.
In a tweet from a member of the House of Representatives and political associate of the late former governor, Akin Alabi, on Thursday, June 25, Ajimobi died in a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care of coronavirus complications.