The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has remained COVID-19 positive two weeks after being admitted at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos.
Ajimobi’s wife, Florence, was, however, discharged from hospital earlier.
The PUNCH learnt that Ajimobi, who is the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, had been hospitalised since June 2, 2020.
He was said to have been confirmed positive earlier and was managing the situation at home before the illness worsened and he had to go to a hospital.
Like other VIPs, he was said to have opted for private treatment rather than a public facility after his condition worsened.
A source close to the family said the former governor had an underlying ailment, diabetes,, which was not unusual for men his age.
He said, “The former governor has been in the hospital for two weeks. We are hoping for the best. The irony is that the person whom we believe he contracted the disease from has been discharged.
“However, the former governor has an underlying ailment which is slowing down his recovery. We hope he recovers soon.”
Ajimobi’s aide, Bolaji Tunji, did not respond to calls on Monday.
The former governor is being admitted at the same hospital where Lagos-East lawmaker, Senator Adebayo Osinowo, aka Pepper, passed away.
The President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who battled COVID-19 for several weeks before his death, was also admitted to the same hospital.