The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, has described the death of Funminiyi Afuye, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, as sudden and shocking.
This is as Owoeye also commiserated with the Afuye family and the people of Ekiti over the sudden death of the Speaker, whom he said left no sign of ailment
Owoeye, in a condolence message on Wednesday signed by Kunle Alabi, his Chief Press Secretary, revealed that he was still in a state of shock and still found it very hard to believe that Afuye is no more.
The Osun Assembly Speaker added that a better part of him had left with the sudden demise of a pillar of support in the call for quality representation of the people.
“This event is so unexpected and shocking because he was full of life and activity in the last few days.
“I am aware that my friend and a close colleague was at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor of Ekiti Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday. I am also abreast of the fact that he accompanied the Governor to inspect some roads in Ado-Ekiti recently.
“This indeed is a very sad moment, I share in this grief with the Governor of Ekiti and the State House of Assembly. My heartfelt condolence goes to the entire Afuye family.
“On behalf of myself, the government, and the good people of Osun, I offer our heartfelt condolences to Governor at this moment of trial.
“I pray Almighty God bestow on the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, and May our good Lord grant the late Funminiyi eternal rest.”
Afuye, who represented Ikere Constituency 1, was reported dead on Wednesday around 6 pm at age 66 after a very brief illness.