The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye is dead.
It was learnt that Afuye died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Wednesday.
He died of cardiac arrest.
Afuye was said to have been rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the State Government has issued an official statement, announcing the death of the Speaker.
The statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode read, “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.”