The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye has condoled with the family of Hon. Kola Fakiyesi over the death of the former lawmaker.
The condolence message was contained in a release signed by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media, Akogun Tai Oguntayo made available to the press.
The late Hon Kola Fakiyesi, a former House of Assembly member from Iyin Ekiti, represented Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 1 in the Ekiti State House of Assembly between 2003 and 2007 on the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Afuye who described Fakiyesi’s death as a rude shock, noted that “Hon. Fakiyesi was a consistent politician who did not only serve meritoriously on the side of progress as a honorable member, but also as a Commissioner in the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission.” He was the only man standing on the side of our the then party, Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the days of the blitzkrieg of the Government under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). He stood his ground in the face of the heavy handedness of the government. He was the only Golden minority voice while the regime lasted.
The Speaker lamented that death snatched away Fakiyesi, whom he described as a personal friend, at a time when his wealth of legislative experience was needed most.
The Speaker however consoled his family to look up to God, the giver of life, at this trying times. Kola lived a life of good legacies during his earthly sojourn.
While praying for the repose of the soul of Kola, Afuye assured the family that the Ekiti House of Assembly will give the deceased the befitting rites as a former member and compatriot.