Funminiyi Afuye, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, has died at the age of 66.
Afuye, who represents Ikere constituency 1, died on Wednesday, October 19, around 6 pm.
He was said to have been rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Ado-Ekiti in the early hours of Wednesday after developing complications over an undisclosed ailment. Afuye, a lawyer, was said to have died after attempts by medical doctors to save his life failed.
Afuye appeared at the inauguration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday and was full of life when he accompanied the new governor to inspect some ongoing road projects in the state capital on Tuesday afternoon.
Afuye, who was in the assembly between 2007 and 2011, was spending his second term in the assembly and his tenure was billed to expire on June 6, 2023.