Ekiti Speaker Laid To Rest As Ondo Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa, Ekiti Governor, Oyebanji, Former Gov Fayemi, Adebayo, Others Bids Late Speaker, Farewell
Friday November 11, 2022
Ondo State Acting Governor/Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa joined other high profile dignitaries in witnessing the final funeral ceremony of the late Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ebenezer Funminiyi Afuye, held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ado/Ikere Road, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State today.
The late Speaker was a complete gentleman, humility personified, an exceptional politician, who bade the world goodbye on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, aged 66.
Afuye was a former Commissioner, Ekiti State Ministry of Information, and two-time member of the State House of Assembly.
He was inaugurated Speaker of the sixth Assembly of Ekiti State House of Assembly on June 6, 2019.
Speaking about the late Speaker, Aiyedatiwa described Afuye as a beloved brother, father, Community and political leader, and noted that the deceased lived a life worthy of emulation even as he prayed to God to grant his soul eternal rest.
He expressed Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON, heartfelt condolences to the good people of Ekiti State and the family of the late Speaker who he described as a true democrat in spirit and action.
Others at the well attended funeral service are, Ekiti State Governor, Hon Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji and his wife, Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Adeleke Olorunnibe Mamora, Ekiti State former Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Ekiti State former Deputy Governor, Prof.Modupe Adelabu, Ekiti State former Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, Speaker of State of Osun, Rt Hon Timothy Owoeye and others.