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Ekiti Speaker, Afuye, Dies at 66

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Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, is reportedly dead. Sources said he died on Wednesday evening at an undisclosed hospital, where he was rushed to, following a brief illness.

Afuye, a lawyer, who represents Ikere Constituency 1 at the Assembly, died at the age of 66.

A member of the House, who confirmed his death, said he was rushed to the hospital, on Wednesday, after developing an illness.

Afuye was at the Thanksgiving Service of the new governor, Biodun Oyebanji, on Tuesday and later chaired the plenary session of the Assembly in the afternoon.

Afuye, a former commissioner in the state, was in the Assembly between 2007 and 2011 and was spending his second term in the Assembly with the tenure billed to expire in June of next year.

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