Chairman of Eti Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji has been confirmed dead.
The Nation learnt Olatunji died on Monday night.
It was gathered Olatunji had been battling with illness before the death of his.
He’ll be buried in accordance with Islamic rites today at the residence of his in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos.
Before the demise of his, he was looking for re election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He emerged winner in the APC local government primary election with 1977 votes to be the party’s candidate in the forthcoming July 24th election.
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Confirming the death of his, the Media Team of his on Tuesday morning in a Facebook post said: “With sorrow in the heart of ours but in total submission to the will of Almighty Allah (S. W. T), we announce the passing, after a lengthy battle with illness, our dear father, brother, friend, confidant, role model, Nation builder, Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji.
“He was until late night of Monday 21st June, 2021 the Executive Chairman of Eti Osa East Local Council Development Area, Eti Osa Local Government.
“He will be buried in accordance to Islamic rite by nine am prompt at the residence of his in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos. We invite you to join us in paying the last respect to the beloved father of ours, brother, Boss and friend.
“We are actually confident that Almighty Allah will grant him Al Jannah Firdaus.”
In a terse statement, chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Hon. Mrs Omolola Essien expressed sadness over the unexpected demise of his.
She said: “We commiserate with the family of his, friends, staff and colleagues of Eti Osa Local Council development Area and pray against such unfortunate deaths in the fold of ours.
“And On behalf of the great folks of Lagos Mainland Local Government Areas, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the Conference fifty seven Chairmen, his pray and family that The Good Lord grants the folks he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss and make paradise his final abode.”