Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is currently receiving “serious medical attention” at a cardiology hospital in Lagos State, over what has been diagnosed to be Coronavirus infection.
Daily Dispatch gathered that Ajimobi was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of last week Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated in the middle of the night, causing panic in the family.
Ajimobi and his wife have been in their Lagos residence for a couple of weeks, with the former governor only dashing in, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, to hold court with his lieutenants and political associates.
It was learnt from a source close to his friends in Lagos that the former governor had woken up early on the fateful day to urinate and upon his return from the bathroom, fell on his bed and became unconscious.
His wife, Florence Ajimobi, who was with him, was said to have quickly called on the security details in the house for help.
A security source told our correspondent that the security details attached to the former governor, on seeing his condition, rushed him from his room to the car on the ground floor and ferried him to the hospital.
Scooped from hospital sources that the tests so far carried out on the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) showed a problem with his lungs.
He was said to have had “serious difficulty” in breathing, following which he was said to have been attached to a ventilator at the hospital where Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, was also hospitalised.
A ventilator is a machine that pumps oxygen-rich air into human lungs and helps them breathe out carbon dioxide, a dangerous gas the body needs to get rid of.
It was learnt that Ajimobi had been complaining of fatigue for a couple of weeks, prompting his physicians to advise him to rest.
It was further gathered his wife, Florence, is also ill and was being diagnosed for possible Coronavirus infection, as of the time of this report.
The news of Ajimobi’s hospitalisation is generating huge sympathy from the political circle, as some top notch APC leaders, Senator, Representatives from the state and outside are meeting and praying for the recovery of their leader.