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Kwara Assembly loses member

Published by The Nation on Wed, 04 Dec 2019


Adekunle Jimoh, IlorinA member of the Kwara State House of Assembly representing Patigi Constituency, Ahmed Saidu Rufai, is dead.The Nation gathered that he died on Tuesday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) after a brief illness.House of Assembly Speaker Salihu Yakubu Danladi said in a statement: It is with heavy heart and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that we announce the death of our colleague, Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai representing Patigi Constituency.This is an unexpected situation that caught us in a rude shock, but unfortunately, the Almighty deprived us of the power to reverse such sad occurrence.Read Also:Reps adjourn sitting over members deathAs we struggle to live with this tragic development and the vacuum that comes with it, we pray that Allah in His infinite mercy forgive his shortcomings and give his family, the 9th Assembly, Patigi Emirate, friends and associate and Kwara State at large the fortitude to bear this great loss.Reacting to the loss, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq commiserated with the Emir and people of Patigi Emirate and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the death of the lawmaker.The death of Hon. Rufai is shocking and devastating. We pray Almighty Allah to forgive and repose his soul in Al-jannah. The departed gentleman was a peace loving Kwaran and a strong advocate for the development of his community, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement yesterday.APC Chairman Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa described the death asshocking and devastating.He commiserated with Speaker Danladi, members of the Assembly, the Emir and people of Patigi Constituency over the incident.
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