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The Minority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Oladejo Makinde has died today in a hospital in Ekiti state.

Makinde, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who represents Ife Central Constituency was a former chairman, Ife Central Local Government Area of the state. He reportedly died after a brief illness.
The Chairman, Osun Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye confirmed his death to Vanguard. The chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa also confirmed the tragedy, saying it happened following health complications.

A statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye said the death of the lawmaker came to the Assembly as a great shock.

The Assembly noted that though the late lawmaker was battling with illness, but his response to medical attention gave them the confidence that he would soon be back on his feet and join the legislative business in the house.

“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,” the Assembly stressed.
Makinde was 46.