Tragedy as Second APC Reps Member Dies in 2 Months, Details Emerge

Tragedy as Second APC Reps Member Dies in 2 Months, Details Emerge

  • The House of Representative member Musiliu Olaide Akinremi, representing the Ibadan North federal constituency, has reportedly died at 51
  • Akinremi's death was confirmed by the leadership of the House in a statement on Wednesday, July 10
  • His death is coming barely two months after Isa Dongoyaro, a reps member from Jigawa state, also died after a brief illness

Ibadan, Oyo - Musiliu Olaide Akinremi, a two-term federal lawmaker representing the Ibadan North federal constituency, is dead.

Akin Akinwale, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Oyo state, announced his death in a tweet on Wednesday, July 10.

Honourable Musiliu Olaide Akinremi, a member of the House of Representatives representing the Ibadan North federal constituency, passes away.
Honourable Akinremi from Oyo state has reportedly died Photo Credit: @mrlurvy
Source: Twitter

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Akinremi's death came exactly two months after the demise of Isa Dongoyaro, a 46-year-old House of Representatives member from Jigawa state.

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The Oyo federal lawmaker popularly called 'Jagaban' was a two-term Federal House of Representatives member.

The House announced the death of the federal lawmaker in a statement on Friday morning. The statement said the 51-year-old politician passed away after a brief illness.

Akin Rotimi, spokesperson of the House, said the Oyo lawmaker was a “dedicated public servant known for his unwavering commitment to the development of his constituency and the country at large”.

APC chieftain mourns Akinremi

Akinwale described the death of the federal lawmaker as a sad incident.

His tweet reads:

"We lost Hon. Musiliu Olaide Akinremi representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency in the NASS.
"This is really sad. Ah God."

See the tweet here:

Akinremi's death further stretches the list of top Nigerians who have passed away in recent months.

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