Reactions as Lagos lawmaker slumps, dies during APC presidential campaign in Jos

A member of the State House of Assembly, Mr Abdul-Sobur Olawale, popularly known as Omititi, on Tuesday slumped and died during the All  Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign flag-off at Plateau, Jos.

He was confirmed dead at the hospital where he was rushed to.

The deceased was a second-term lawmaker representing Mushin constituency II at the Assembly and the chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations.

Olawale was until his demise, chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations.

APC had held a campaign in Plateau for its presidential candidate and running mate, Sen. Bola Tinubu and Mr Kashim Shettima, respectively, on Tuesday.

The lawmaker had lost the APC House of Assembly Mushin II  third term bid ticket for 2023 election to a former Mushin Local Government Sole Administrator, Mr Yinka Esho-Kazeem.

Olawale played in a novelty football match as a goalkeeper on Friday to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Speaker of the house, Mr Mudashiru Obasa.

He was 58 years old.

Reacting to the unfortunate event, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, Mr Setonji David said Olawale left them unexpectedly and threw the whole house, his constituency and the party into mourning.

”It is with deep sadness, sense of loss and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Olawale,  representing Mushin Il who died in Tuesday.

”Olawale, who is a second-term lawmaker left us unexpectedly and threw the house into mourning.

”We will all miss him more than words can express. We urge you to join us in prayers for his family at this time,” he said.

Also, the Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lagos State chapter, Mr Seye Oladejo, says the death of Olawale is a  rude shock.

The lawmaker is survived by a wife and three children. 

Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the  Lagos assembly only recently lost one of its member, Mr Tunde Braimoh, who represented Kosofe Constituency II.

Braimoh, until his sudden death was the House Committee Chairman on Information, Security and Strategy. 

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