- The House of Representatives has shunned a valedictory session for Temitope Olatoye Sugar who was killed in Oyo state
- Olatoye lost his life during the 2019 gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls in the state
- A day of tributes is set aside by the Green Chamber after both chambers would have adjourned for 24 after the death of a member
The leadership of House of Representatives has shunned a day of tributes for a member, Temitope Olatoye popularly known as Honourable Sugar, who lost his life during 2019 gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls in Oyo state.
The Nation reports that no reason was given for skipping tributes for the lawmaker who represents Lagelu /Akinyele federal constituency in the state.
It was learnt that a day of tributes is usually set aside by the Green Chamber after both chambers would have adjourned for 24 after the death of a member.
It was held for Ayeola Abiodun, who represented Ibeju-Lekki Federal constituency of Lagos and Funke Adedoyin who represented Irepodun/Isin/Ekiti/Oke-Ero federal constituency in Kwara state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate suspended plenary in honour of Olatoye.
The lawmaker was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on election day. He was contesting for the Oyo central senatorial seat under the Action Democratic Party before he met his untimely death.
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During plenary, Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan cited order 43 and made reference to the demise of Olatoye.
Lawan said: “It is our culture in the Senate and National Assembly in general that when this kind of thing happens either in Senate or House of Representatives we observe a minute silence and adjourn plenary in honour of our late brother and friend. May his soul rest in peace.”
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