Ekiti Assembly Speaker, Afuye, Dies At 66

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Funminiyi Afuye is dead.

Ekiti Assembly Speaker, Afuye, Dies At 66
Funminiyi Afuye

Afuye was 66 years old, he died following a cardiac arrest

The speaker’s death was confirmed on Wednesday in a statement issued by Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the Ekiti governor.

“The Government of Ekiti State regrets to announce the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Funminiyi Afuye,” the statement reads

“Rt. Hon Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado- Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.

“The late Afuye, 66, was a former Commissioner, of Ekiti State Ministry of Information, and a two-time member of the State Assembly.

“He was inaugurated Speaker of the sixth Assembly on June 6, 2019.”

Confirming the development, the Spokesperson of the Assembly, Yemisi Ayokunle, said the House was yet to take any concrete decision, but a meeting of the members would hold on Thursday to map out plans.

She said a press statement would soon be made public by the Assembly on the Speaker’s death.

It was gathered that Afuye is said to have died days before his daughter’s wedding.

Meanwhile, his death comes hours after he accompanied Biodun Oyebanji, governor of Ekiti, to inspect a bad portion of the Basiri road in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Oyebanji, who was sworn into office as governor of Ekiti on Sunday, inspected the Basiri road on Tuesday.


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