The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Funminiyi Afuye is dead.
The 66-year-old Afuye died on Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti, the capital., where he was rushed to, following a brief illness.
He was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Yinka Oyebode, confirmed his demise in a statement.
He said, “Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.”
Oyebode, in a statement, titled, “Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, passes”, stated, “The government of Ekiti State regrets to announce the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye.
“The late Afuye, 66, was a former Commissioner, Ekiti State Ministry of Information and a two-time member of the State Assembly. He was inaugurated Speaker of the sixth Assembly on June 6, 2019.”
On Tuesday, the lawmaker had attended the Thanksgiving Service for Governor Biodun Oyebanji, who just assumed office.