Former Ekiti deputy gov Bisi Egbeyemi dies at 78

Bisi Egbeyemi

The immediate past Ekiti Deputy Governor of Ekiti State Bisi Egbeyemi has died at the age of 78.

Egbeyemi died around 8 pm on Friday after a brief illness at a private hospital in Ado-Ekiti.

He was deputy governor in the administration of ex-governor Kayode Fayemi between 2018 and 2022.

Egbeyemi, a native of Ado-Ekiti, was born on May 8, 1944. He was also a lawyer.

The ex-deputy governor was the chairman of Ado Ekiti Local Government Area between 1992 to 1993.

The decision of Fayemi to name him as his deputy was met with criticism as many thought he lobbied for it.

Egbeyemi, however, stated that his party chose him because they feel if his name is mentioned in Ado-Ekiti and in Ekiti as a whole that people would support Him.

On July 17, 2020, he debunked an impeachment rumour. He described the rumour as tissues of lies and wicked falsehood against innocent people.