Bolaji Tunji, the media adviser to the late Abiola Ajimobi, has revealed that the previous Oyo State governor contracted Coronavirus (COVID-19) regardless of utilizing face masks and hand sanitizers always.
Ajimobi, who till his dying was the Deputy Nationwide Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), died from COVID-19 issues on Thursday.
Tunji penned a tribute to his late principal, the place he revealed that the deceased could have contracted the virus after attending a gathering of the APC in Abuja.
“He (Ajimobi) had obtained a name to return to Abuja. It was to debate occasion issues. He was undecided of who would observe him. As a result of it was a non-public flight, he had restricted choices. He solely went along with his safety aide.
“A particular personal flight had been organized for him. He radiated good well being and we nonetheless marvelled that he nonetheless seemed so good for his 70 years,” stated the aide.
Tunji stated he by no means knew that his final moments with Ajimobi earlier than the journey to Abuja can be the final as a result of his principal was stuffed with well being.
“I nonetheless can’t wrap my head spherical what occurred. He was so wholesome, he was neat, he took all the required precautions even whereas he sat with us in our open workplace he was all the time along with his face masks, we all the time observe social distancing.
“We had been all the time fast to provide him palms sanitizer anytime he touched one thing.
“We had been aware of his age and did all we may to make sure security. We had three spots the place you needed to wash palms earlier than coming into the premises. One at every of the primary entrance gates and one other by the doorway to our workplace. We noticed all due protocols. So what occurred? How did it occur? None of us was sick. So the place did this come from? I’m nonetheless looking for solutions,” he stated.
In accordance with Tunji, Ajimobi by no means needed any political workplace after serving two phrases as Oyo governor and needed to be satisfied to simply accept his appointment as deputy nationwide chairman of the APC.
“He solely needed to take a protracted, due relaxation after serving for eight years with out break.
However one other place was thrust on him. He by no means solicited for us and he didn’t need. However they satisfied him to simply accept. I do know as a result of in his traditional forthrightness, he narrated the way it occurred. He took the positions as a result of he felt it could profit his individuals. ‘ I’ve carried out my bit. There may be nothing I got down to obtain that i didn’t, i can’t be governor once more, however i can’t depart you individuals ‘, he would say.
“However what went improper? I’m at a loss.
“I used to be so positive he would stand up the sick mattress. I used to be so positive as a result of there have been unfinished companies. There have been so many duties that he had deliberate forward to higher the lot of the individuals.
“So I used to be satisfied he would come to finish these duties, these plans. I by no means knew it could finish this fashion,” he stated.