Ekiti speaker, Afuye, dies at 66

Ekiti speaker, Afuye, dies at 66

Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, has died at the age of 66 on Wednesday evening at an undisclosed hospital.

According to PUNCH, sources said Afuye died in the hospital he was rushed to following a brief illness.

The late lawmaker represents Ikere Constituency 1 at the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

A member of the House told PUNCH on the telephone, said the Speaker was rushed to the hospital after developing an illness.

The lawmaker said that he rushed to the hospital upon getting the news but met people weeping and had to turn back.

Recall that Afuye was at the Thanksgiving Service of the new governor, Biodun Oyebanji, on Tuesday and later chaired the Assembly’s plenary session in the afternoon.

He said, “This is shocking. Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye was at the House of Assembly on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, so his death is devastating to us. It is a rude shock.

“We learnt he developed sudden complications in the morning (Wednesday) and was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Afuye was a former commissioner and second-term lawmaker in the Assembly, with the tenure, billed to expire in June of next year.

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