Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, is reportedly dead.

Sources said he died on Wednesday evening at an undisclosed hospital, where he was rushed to, following a brief illness.

Afuye, a lawyer, who represents Ikere Constituency 1 at the Assembly, died at the age of 66.

A member of the House, who confirmed his death on the telephone, said he was rushed to the hospital, yesterday, after developing an illness.

The lawmaker, who described the Speaker’s death as shocking, said he rushed to the hospital upon getting the news, but met people weeping and had to turn back.

Afuye was at the Thanksgiving Service of the new governor, Biodun Oyebanji, last Tuesday and later chaired the plenary session of the Assembly in the afternoon.

Afuye, who was also a former commissioner in the state, was in the Assembly between 2007 and 2011 and was spending his second term in the Assembly with the tenure billed to expire in June of next year.

Credit: Punch

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