JUST IN : Senate Seek For the Renaming of Ibadan Airport After Late Abiola Ajimobi


At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, the Senate asked the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died of COVID-19 complications on 25th June.


The motion was moved by Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari, then it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun.


Senator Buhari eulogized that late Abiola Ajimobi, was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007.

Senator Buhari said,

“He was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority Leader.”

“He contested the governorship election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2007 but lost.”

“He contested again in 2011 under the All Progressives Congress (APC) ( he was elected under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria – Editor) and was elected in a keenly contested election.”

“As the incumbent, he contested for a second term in an election that took place on April 11, 2015 under the APC against two of his predecessors in office.”

“In the event of his re-election into office as the governor, he achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first person to occupy the highest seat twice.”


Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun) in support of the motion said Mr Ajimobi was a jovial and hardworking person.


Thereafter, the red chamber observed a minute silence in honor of late Ajimobi.

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