How Lagos Assembly Member, Hon. Abdul Sobur Lawal (Omititi), Died At The APC Rally In Jos
Lagos State House of Assembly has been dealt a big blow. One of its members, Hon. Abdul Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, representing Mushin Constituency 02 is dead.
The Honourable member popularly known as Omititi, a vocal member in the Dr Mudasir Obasa led assembly died unexpectedly in Jos, Plateau State, Tuesday evening.
He had joined other APC members to Jos for the flag-off ceremony of the Presidential Campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Their leader and political godfather of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was the star of the day. He is the Party’s Presidential candidate.
But Olawale did not live to witness the end of the event. He slumped at the Rawang Pam Township Stadium in Jos, Plateau State venue of the event and was rushed to the hospital before he passed on.
Announcing his sudden death, Hon. Setonji David, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, described it as sad.
A statement on behalf of the Lagos Assembly signed by Setonji reads: “It is with deep sadness, sense of loss and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Hon. Abdulsobur Olayiwola Olawale (alias OMITITI) representing Mushin Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, who passed on today.
“Hon. Olawale was, until his untimely demise, the Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations. A second term lawmaker left us unexpectedly and threw the whole House into mourning.
“This death really hit us below the belt. We will all miss him more than words can express. We urge you to join us in prayers for his family at this time”, the statement reads.
His remains will be flown back to Lagos State Wednesday morning for burial according to Islamic Rites.