Ekiti Assembly Speaker is dead

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The Ekiti State government has announced the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.

According to a statement by Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to the new governor, Afuye died this evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The late Speaker was in attendance at an interfaith service held in Ado-Ekiti yesterday to herald the administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji.

He later joined the new state governor to inspect a bad portion of Basiri road, in Ado-Ekiti, alongside the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Hakeem Jamiu and the Head of Service, Barrister Bamidele Agbede.

Late Afuye (extreme left) with Governor Biodun Oyebanji (third from left) during the road inspection yesterday.

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

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

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