Prominent Lawmaker Sobur Olawale Slumps, Dies in Jos after Attending APC Campaign Flag-Off

Prominent Lawmaker Sobur Olawale Slumps, Dies in Jos after Attending APC Campaign Flag-Off

  • A huge tragedy has trailed the presidential campaign flag-off of the ruling APC in Jos, Plateau state, on Tuesday, November 15
  • Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, a Lagos state lawmaker who attended the campaign, died while leaving the northern state for home
  • Olawale, who was born in 1964, was representing Mushin Constituency II at the State House of Assembly until his shocking death

Jos, Plateau state - Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, a Lagos State House of Assembly member, has slumped and died in Jos, Plateau state, according to PM News.

The lawmaker nicknamed ‘Omititi’ was in Jos, where he attended the All Progressives Congres (APC)’s presidential campaign flag-off.

Lagos Lawmaker/Sobur Olayiwola Olawale Slumps, Dies in Jos/ APC Campaign Flag-Off
Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, a Lagos lawmaker, died moments after attending the APC presidential campaign flag-off in Jos, Plateau state. Photo credits: @DukeOfOsun, @amcomrade
Source: Twitter

Sources cited by the newspaper said Olawale died on his way back to Lagos but was still in Jos on Tuesday, November 15.

Lagos assembly: Sobur Olayiwola Olawale represented Mushin Constituency II

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The late Olawale was born in 1964. He represented Mushin Constituency II at the State House of Assembly.

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The deceased was reportedly present at a novelty football match organised to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, November 11. Olawale played in the match as the goalkeeper.

Omititi is survived by a wife and three children.

The Lagos State House of Assembly is yet to issue a statement about his demise.

Sobur Olawale: Cause of death yet to be known

TheCable cited another source in the Lagos assembly as confirming the development, adding that it is not clear what could have caused the lawmaker's death.

“It is true that he died, but you will understand that at this moment, I can’t put out a report to announce the death of a very good friend,” the source said.

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“He slumped and died. We both travelled to Jos and it’s sad to not come back with him to Lagos.”

Nigerians react to Sobur Olawale's death

Patrick Oguejiofor commented on Facebook:

"Sad. Tragic. Condolences to his family."

Ejiofor Agada said:

"Ohhh no! Olayiwola is dead? Very sad news."

Otunba Richard Akin Oshungboye said:

"May the Almighty Allah forgive his sins and accept him into his bosom."

Godwin Tabat said:

"Oh my God this is a great loss to our generation and may grant him eternal peace, is quite unfortunate."

Azees A. A. Amusat said:

"So sad! May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings, grant him Aljanna Fridous, console his family and Associates."

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In a related development, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, recently described the demise of the former speaker in the state, Abayomi Kinyomi, as a great loss.

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Obasa, representing Agege constituency 1 in the state, mourned the late Kinyomi in a statement signed by his Chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, on Wednesday, July 13 and sent to

Kinyomi was the state house of assembly speaker between January 1992 and November 1993. The former lawmaker reported he died on Tuesday, July 12, after a brief illness.


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