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The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, has passed on.
Afuye, who represents Ikere constituency 1, died at the age of 66, after a brief illness.
A member of the House confirmed to newsmen in telephone conversation that he was rushed to the hospital, on Wednesday, after developing complications over undisclosed ailment.
Afuye, a lawyer and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress , was said to have died after attempts by medical doctors to save his life failed.
The source added that the cause of his death was shocking and has not been confirmed as at the time of filing this report.
But another source disclosed that the vociferous lawmaker died of cardiac arrest.
Afuye appeared at the inauguration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday, and was said to have also attended plenary on Tuesday before the sudden turn of event.
“This event was funny and shocking. Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye…
Source: Thisday Newspaper