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Ekiti Assembly Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, Dies At 66

Funminiyi Afuye | Photo credit: Television Nigeria

Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye is dead, age of 66. He died as a result of suspected cardiac arrest.

Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abiodun Oyebanji, in a statement today, October 19, wrote: “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 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.”

The Speaker was elected as the Speaker of the sixth assembly in 2019.

He represented Ikere I constituency at the state legislature before his demise.

Afuye served as Commissioner for Information during the first term of former Governor Kayode Fayemi between 2010 and 2014.

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