The Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye is dead.
Multiple sources confirmed that Afuye died of cardiac arrest at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.
His demise was officially announced by the Chief Press Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Yinka Oyebode.
Oyibode’s statement read;
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“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.
As a mark of honour for the late Speaker, the Governor’s special thanksgiving service slated for Sunday, October 23rd, has been postponed indefinitely.