Ekiti Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye dies at 66

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Fuminiyi Afuye is dead. He was 66 years old.

Hon Afuye played a very active role in the inauguration of the new governor, Mr Abiodun Oyebanji on Sunday. He attended the inauguration sporting an Ankara dress wore by his party faithfuls. He also attended the luncheon that followed at the State House with the governor.

According to a press release signed by Yinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Ekiti State, Afuye died after suffering a cardiac arrest and receiving treatment at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH).

The late Hon Funminiyi Afuye, Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly

The statement reads:

The Government of Ekiti State regrets to announce the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Funminiyi Afuye.

Rt. Hon Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado- Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The late Afuye, 66, 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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