Ekiti Speaker, Afuye, dies at 66
The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, is dead.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Biodun Oyebanji in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
According to Oyebode, Afuye died on Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a Cardiac arrest.
The late Speaker, 66, was a former Commissioner of the 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,” Oyebode said.
Meanwhile, the State House of Assembly, in a statement by Mrs Yemisi Ayokunle, the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, said that the late speaker died during a brief illness.
Ayokunle said that the assembly has declared a seven-day mourning period in his honour.
She said that it was also directed that the flag in the Assembly complex should be flown at half-mast.
Ayokunle described the late Afuye as “an embodiment of courage, excellence and a highly committed man to public service” adding that he would be greatly missed.