Ekiti State Assembly Member, Adegbuyi, is Dead


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

A member who represented Ekiti East constituency 1 in the current Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Olawajuwon Adegbuyi, is dead.

Adegbuyi, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), died last Saturday after a brief illness.

Responding to the sad news, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, said he was devastated by the death of his colleague, Adegbuyi.

The Speaker in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo, described the death as “a devastating one in the new year.

“In fact, I am speechless. Hon Adegbuyi, a complete gentleman, who represented his constituency well, was one of the finest and vibrant lawmakers in the sixth assembly. He died in the hospital after a brief illness.

“We are a unique Assembly of 26 brothers and sisters, and now the cold hand of death has suddenly dealt us this terrible blow! It’s unbelievable and highly unbearable. But we can’t question God.

“We pray to God to grant the family and the state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

The Speaker, who expressed sadness over the incident, called on the entire state to pray to God in order to stop untimely death of youngsters in the state.