Oladejo Makinde, the Minority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, is dead.
Makinde, who represents Ife Central Constituency died on Sunday afternoon, in a hospital in Ekiti state.
The lawmaker, who was a former chairman of Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun state, was said to have died after battling a brief illness.
Chairman, Osun Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye confirmed his death, which was described as painful and unfortunate.
“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.”