The immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead.

He died at 70.

A source said Ajimobi has been in coma and was placed on life support for some days after a surgery at a private hospital in Lagos.

He said his family will make a formal announcement on Thursday evening.

Ajimobi was announced as the Acting Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, last week, after the Court of Appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.

He was earlier rumoured to have died last week but his family and aides denied the report.