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PDP chieftain, Babatope reacts to Ajimobi’s death



A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope, says he is saddened by the death of former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

The ex-Minister of Transportation, gave the reaction in a interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.

He described Ajimobi as a consummate politician.

Babatope disclosed that he had some personal connection with the former Senator.

He said the news came to him “as rude shock; I am saddened by his demise”.

“I know Ajimobi well. His father was a member of the UPN led by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and I was a strong member of that party.

“Ajimobi was just like a brother, even though I am a PDP man. I am sad he is gone. He was such a nice man. His death is painful”, he said.

Babatope prayed to God to grant his soul peaceful repose, and give the family fortitude to bear the loss.