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In Osun Assembly minority leader dies on 48th birthday

He was said to have died yesterday, December 27, 2015 after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Ekiti.

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Mr Oladejo Makinde, minority leader of the Osun State House of Assembly play

Mr Oladejo Makinde, minority leader of the Osun State House of Assembly

Mr Oladejo Makinde, minority leader of the Osun State House of Assembly has been confirmed dead.

He was said to have died yesterday, December 27, 2015 after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Ekiti.

Untill his death, he represented Ife Central Constituency and an active member of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state. He also was once the chairman of Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State.

His death was confirmed by Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, Chairman of the Osun Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy. Oyintiloye claimed that although Makinde had been battling with the illness for some time, he was responding to treatment. The legislator said that the minority leader's death came as a shock to all his colleagues.

It is shocking that late Honourable Makinde died at this critical period that he is needed in his immediate and political family most.

In Osun Assembly, we are really saddened to hear of the death of one of us. We will mourn deeply his passing due to his valuable contributions to deliberations in the Assembly.

Politics apart, his oppositional engagement as a minority leader on the floor of the house has assisted the 6th Assembly to arrive at reasonable conclusions on several issues.

Though, he is a member of opposition in the Assembly, but he was not being taken as one when it comes to issues relating to the development of the state, hence, we will miss him dearly”.

His death was also confirmed by Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, the PDP chairman of Osun State, saying that Makinde's death was caused by some health complications.

Mr Oladejo Makinde's corpse has been deposited at the morgue of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital.

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