The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter has directed its members, to embark on a three days fasting and prayer, commencing from June 20, 2020, to pray for the speedy recovery of the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
In a statement on Saturday, signed by its chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, ALGON noted that the fasting and prayer would have been done congregationally but for the dictate of time occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, and therefore asked everyone to observe it individually.
He said, “Either one wish him dead or alive, death is an inevitable end and every living soul must taste it. So, why are we in a hurry to proclaim him dead when his appointed time is not yet ripe. It is an aberration, even in the land of the living to wish one’s enemy dead.
“God gives and takes life hence no individual has powers over the life of others. Senator Abiola is full of life and in his characteristic bubbling mood. We enjoined well-meaning Nigerians to disregard the news.
“Senator Ajimobi, who was known to have been suffering from complications arising from COVID-19 in recent weeks has been suddenly rumoured to have died by some dimwits and evil thinking people.
“ALGON, Oyo State Chapter want to categorically and emphatically state that Senator Abiola Ajimobi, our leader is not dead, will not die but liveth. He has achieved tremendously in his chosen career. Even if he dies today, he has lived well and only the Almighty Allah has his judgement at hand.
“The man who is known as the builder and architect of modern Oyo served his dear state meritoriously for good eight years and does not deserve to be wished dead, especially now that he has been elevated and saddled with the new responsibility to pilot the affairs of the All Progressives Party, (APC) nationwide.
“Senator Ajimobi will surely overcome the ailments and come out better and stronger to fulfill his God destined purpose on planet earth.
“Those who pray and wish Ajimobi dead have been handed to God for deserved judgement. The better they have a rethink from their devilish thought the better for them.
“It is quite unbelievable that Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s rumoured death further revealed how famous and loved he is, even across the shore of Nigeria. Calls and prayers for confirmation and quick recovery on both the social and conventional media attest to this fact and knows no bounds.
“We pray Almighty Allah to keep our leader safe, sound and prolong his life.”