- The main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lost one of its federal lawmakers to death
- The deceased lawmaker, Omolafe Adedayo, represented Akure North and Akure South in the House of Representatives
- As at the time of publishing this report, the National Assembly had not yet made any official statement over the demise of the lawmaker
Akure, Ondo state - Emerging reports indicate that a member of the House of Representatives, Omolafe Adedayo is dead.
According to The Nation, the lawmaker representing Akure North and Akure South in the House was said to have died around 2am on Monday, August 16, at a private hospital in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The death of the federal legislator was confirmed by Kennedy Peretei, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.
He said the death of the legislator was a big blow to the party.
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PM News reported that Adedayo who was elected to the National Assembly in 2019 was described as a grassroots politician.
The deceased was the current vice-chairman of the House committee on poverty alleviation.
Senator Folarin denies planning to defect from APC to PDP
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Oyo Central senatorial district at the Senate, Teslim Folarin, has dismissed reports that he plans to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Sun reports that Folarin, however, said that only moribund politicians would consider joining or remaining in the PDP.
The senator declared this in Ibadan while charging APC leaders on the peaceful conduct of ward congresses, where he called for their active participation in physical voter registration.
House of Reps rejects motion to declare Bauchi an oil-producing state
Premium Times reports that the motion was sponsored by Yakubu Abdullahi from Bauchi state who also asked the federal government to extend the 13% derivation to it.
The motion was put to a vote by the speaker of the lower legislative chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila, but a greater number of lawmakers voted against it.