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Ekiti assembly speaker is dead

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, has passed on. Afuye, who represented Ikere constituency 1, died after a brief illness…

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, has passed on.

Afuye, who represented Ikere constituency 1, died after a brief illness on Wednesday. He was aged 66.

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Confirming the tragic news to Daily Trust, the official said, “This was a man who we were together on the first working day of Governor Biodun Oyebanji in office. He came with the principal officers of the assembly to meet with His Excellency.”

A member of the house said the deceased was rushed to the hospital, on Wednesday, after developing complications over undisclosed ailment.

The source added that the cause  of his death was unkown, but another source disclosed that the  lawmaker died of cardiac arrest.

Afuye  appeared at the inauguration of Oyebanji, on Sunday, and was said to have also attended plenary on Tuesday before the sudden turn of event.

“This is shocking. Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye was at the House of Assembly yesterday(Tuesday), so his death was devastating to us. It is a rude shock. We learnt he developed sudden complications this morning and was rushed to the hospital where he died”.

Afuye, who was in the assembly between 2007 and 2011, was spending his second term, which would have ended on  June 6, 2023.

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