Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Badaru Abubakar, Islamic clerics and some eminent Nigerians from all works of life on Sunday gathered at the Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque in Oke Ado Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to offer special prayer for the soul of the immediate past Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi.
A special prayer which was fixed to offer prayer for his soul took place at the Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque in Oke Ado at 12.pm.
Among whom were at the Mosque for the special prayer is Idris Ajimobi, the only son of Ajimobi and Wasiu Ajimobi, a younger brother of Ajimobi.
Some political leaders present at the special prayer apart from Ganduje and Abubakar are; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, Ajimobi’s Deputy, Moses Adeyemo and former member, House of Representatives Saheed Fijabi.
Other personalities present at the event included Deputy Governor of Oyo state, Rauf Olaniyan, Bayo Adelabu, Teslim Folarin, Rotimi Ajanaku, Shina Peller, Adebayo Ojo among others.
Islamic clerics who present at the event included; Muideen Bello, Taofeek Akewugbagold, Abibullahi Buhari and Chairman, Muslim Community in Oyo state, Isiaq Kunle Sanni.
Bello who offered a short sermon for Ajimobi said that the gathering was meant to offer prayer for Ajimobi’s soul.
He reminded those present that death is inevitable.
“It is permanent. Death is permanent. And we will offer special prayer for him. Ajimobi has come and gone. What Ajimobi has done will not make his name be forgotten. Especially, this mosque that he built.
“All of is will go. We should take care of our children. We prayed to God to be pleased with his soul. Amin. There is no sermon today, we are here to bury him”.
Late Ajimobi who died on Thursday had earlier being buried amidst tight security some minutes after 10am at his Oluyole residence, where only his immediate family and few associates were allowed to witness the burial.
The mosque where the fidau prayer was held was built by Late Ajimobi while he was in power as Governor of the state.
He ruled the state for eight years between 2011 and 2015.
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