Ekiti speaker dies at 66

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The speaker of the Ekiti state house of assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, is dead. He was aged 66..
His death was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday by Yinka Oyebode, spokesman to the Ekiti governor.
The speaker was said to have died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado- Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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.”
He is daughter’s wedding was said to be some few days to come.
He was said to have died few hours after he accompanied the Ekiti state governor, Biodun Oyebanji, to inspect a bad portion of the Basiri road in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
The governor was sworn on Sunday, inspected the Basiri road on Tuesday.

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