Breaking: Ekiti House of Assembly speaker is dead


Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, is reportedly dead.

Afuye, before his demise, represented Ikere constituency 1.

Ekiti Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye
Ekiti Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye

The Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Yinka Oyebode, said, “Afuye died Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.”

Oyebode, in a statement, titled, “Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, passes”, stated, “The government of Ekiti State regrets to announce the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye.

“The late Afuye, 66, was a former Commissioner, 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.”

Afuye was one of the dignitaries that graced the inauguration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday and was reportedly present at a plenary that was held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.