A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Abdulsobur Olawale has died.
Olawale, who represented Mushin Constituency II at the assembly, is reported to have slumped on Tuesday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign flag off in Jos, Plateau State.
Confirming the incident, a top member of the APC spoke with Daily Trust on the condition of anonymity.
The source said, “We met at the residence of Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS) on Sunday and exchanged pleasantries. He was looking very healthy.
“Without pre-empting the circumstance, this could be high blood pressure. Whatever could have led to his death, this is so shocking and sad.”
Olawale was known as Omititi in political circles.
Chairperson of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy and Security said, Setonji David also confirmed the incident in a statement.
“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,” he said.
“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.”