Ex-Ogun lawmaker, Mafe, is dead

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By Abiodun Lawal

Abeokuta – A former Majority Leader Ogun House , Mr Yinka Mafe, is .

News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mafe died on night, same day he marked his 46th birthday.

Mafe, a member Seventh and Eighth Assemblies in state, said to have complained of chest pain on night and died shortly after.

Speaker of state House of , Mr Olakunle Oluomo, in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday, described the death of Mafe as “shocking and painful “.

Oluomo described Mafe as “a vibrant and courageous lawmaker”.

The speaker said that the state had lost a rare gem and a politician per excellence, adding that he would forever be remembered for his service to his people and indeed humanity.

Oluomo commiserated with the bereaved , praying God to grant him eternal rest.

Meanwhile, the state chapter of the All (APC) has described Mafe’s death as “shocking”.

The party, in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, on Wednesday, said APC had lost a vibrant lawmaker and consummate entrepreneur known for his outspokenness.

“While commiserating with the , , the entire members of the deceased and indeed, the people of Sagamu I state constituency, the APC prays that God will give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.