Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed condolences to the people of Ekiti State over the demise of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye.
Afuye died on Wednesday evening at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he was receiving treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, described the loss as sudden and shocking.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, specifically sympathised with Governor Biodun Oyebanji, former Governor Kayode Fayemi, members of the State House of Assembly as well as the entire APC family.
“No doubt, it is a trying time for our people in Ekiti State. Death is a debt we all have to pay someday if Christ tarries. The reality notwithstanding, the pains associated with the loss of dependable allies and trusted associates can be devastating.
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“Indeed, the government and the good people of Ekiti State have lost a gem with immeasurable qualities. It is a big blow on the hallowed chamber where the late Afuye led.
“We do not just feel the loss of the government and the people of Ekiti State; this is a moment of shared emotions, especially as the late lawmaker was a dependable leader and asset to behold. He will be sorely missed.”
“We equally commiserate with his immediate family. We pray that the good Lord will give them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.” Akeredolu said.
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