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Lagos lawmaker dies after attending Tinubu-Shettima presidential rally in Jos

Abdulsobur Olawale, a Lagos House of Assembly lawmaker, has died.

• November 16, 2022
Abdulsobur Olawale

Abdulsobur Olawale, a Lagos House of Assembly lawmaker, has died. 

The lawmaker representing Mushin Constituency 2 was confirmed dead at a hospital on Tuesday.

Setonji David, the assembly’s committee on information, strategy and security chair, confirmed his death on Tuesday.

Mr Olawale, popularly known as Omititi, slumped during the All Progressive Congress presidential campaign flag-off for Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shetima, in Jos.

“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,” Mr David 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.”

He added, “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.”

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