By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Ondo State House of Assembly has expressed rude shock over the sudden death of the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, which occurred on Wednesday, October 19, 2020 at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti after a brief illness.
Speaking through the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele David Oleyelogun, the members commiserated with the Government and the people of Ekiti State, describing the late Speaker as a good man who devoted his entire life to humanity while on earth.
Oleyelogun, who sympathized with the family of the late Speaker over the irreparable loss, prayed that God will grant him eternal rest.
While regretting the unfortunate incident, the lawmakers said that the legacy and success story of the late Speaker in the hallowed Chamber of Ekiti State House of Assembly would not be forgotten in a haste.
Oleyelogun said, “what a tragic news!, this is too much for me to bear, late Afuye was a brother, confidant and adviser to me. I pray for the repose of his soul and may God comfort the family he left behind”.
“Ekiti State and Nigeria has lost a star ” he added.
Late Afuye who died at the age of 66 years was a former for Commissioner for Information and a two time Member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.