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The All Progressives Congress in Ogun state on Wednesday said the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of the former majority leader of the state House of Assembly, Yinka Mafe are sketchy.
The party in a statement by its caretaker publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye expressed shock over the death of Mafe.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the former majority leader celebrated his birthday on Tuesday.
Mafe was with his well wishers and friends few hours before he complained of chest pains and subsequently slumbed and reportedly died
Oladunjoye in the statement said the party has lost an outspoken member.
The statement reads partly, “the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State received with shock, the sad news of the death of the former Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Yinka Mafe.
“Though the circumstances surrounding his death are still sketchy, our party however, has, indeed, lost a vibrant lawmaker, legal practitioner and consummate entrepreneur, known for his outspokenness, no matter where he finds himself.
“The party recalled that even when others remained in the deflated and defunct Allied People’s Movement (APM), Yinka Mafe took a very bold and courageous step to return to APC.
“While the other defected and defeated members of defunct APM were still shadow-chasing and preoccupied with empty boasts, Mafe, less than a month after the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun, specifically on April 2, 2019 announced his return to APC on the floor of Ogun State House of Assembly.
“While commiserating with the wife, children and the entire members of the family of the deceased, and indeed the people of Sagamu 1 State Constituency, the APC prays that God will give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”