11 Interesting Facts About Abiola Ajimobi
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Below are some interesting facts you should know about Abiola Ajimobi
1. Ex-Governor Abiola Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949 at Oja-Iba, Ibadan.
2. His grandfather was a chief in the royal court of Ibadan also known as the Sobaloju of Ibadan Land. The father of the late governor was also a member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. His uncle on the other hand was the Minister of Works and Transport in the Western Region.
3. Abiola Ajimobi commenced his primary school education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan and completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin. He had his secondary education at Lagelu Grammar School. The Late Ajimobi was active in athletics, football and table tennis. He also served as the games prefect during his youthful day sin Secondary school.
4. Ajimobi had his First Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Finance at the State University of New York, in Buffalo, New York, United States of America. He went on to do his MBA in Operations Research and Marketing with a concentration in Finance at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.
5. Ajimobi later got married to his beautiful wife, Florence Ajimobi in 1980 and they have five children.
6. In the year 2003, Ajimobi became a Senator in Nigeria. He served as the principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate. In 2007, He contested the gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria Peoples Party but ened up losing. Ajimobi went on to contest again in 2011 under the Action Congress of Nigeria and finally won.
7. Ajimobi contested for a second term in April 11, 2015 under the All Progressive Congress for re-election against two of his predecessors in office, Christopher Alao Akala and Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja. After his re-election into office, Ajimobi became the first person to occupy the seat twice and as well in succession.
8. On 28 September 2018, Ajimobi was elected as All Progressive Congress Oyo South senatorial candidate.
9. Ajimobi lost the Oyo South senatorial district seat to People’s Democratic Party Kola Balogun, on March 9, 2019,
10. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) endorsed Ajimobi as the acting national chairman of the party, on June 17, 2019.