A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdul-Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, who slumped at the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign rally in Jos, Plateau State has been confirmed dead.
Olawale, popularly known as Omititi before his demise on Tuesday, was the member representing Mushin Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
The lawmaker was among the politicians and members of the ruling APC who stormed Jos for the kick-off of Tinubu’s presidential campaign ahead of the 2023 general elections.
It was gathered that Olawale reportedly slumped at the rally and died moments later.
Hon. (Engr) Setonji David, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy and Security in a statement confirmed Omititi’s death.
In the statement titled, ‘SAD: WE LOST HON. ABDUL-SOBUR OLAWALE’, he stated that Olawale’s death hits below the belt.
The statement read, “It is with deep sadness, sense of loss and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Hon. Abdulsobur Olayiwola Olawale (alias OMITITI) representing Mushin Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, who passed on today.
“Hon. Olawale was until his untimely demise the Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations, a second term lawmaker, left us unexpectedly and threw the whole House into mourning.
“This death really hit us below the belt. We will all miss him more than words can express. We urge you to join us in prayers for his family at this time. Thank you.”
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