The death has been announced of the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adesina Samuel Ajayi, representing Odigbo Constituency 11.
In a statement by the State Government signed by Secretary Dr. Rotimi Adelola, the death of the Speaker was said to have occurred in the course of a protracted battle with Cancer of the Urinary Bladder.
According to the statement, Ajayi was a bridge builder while alive, a man of integrity and a reliable team player who placed the interest of the state above personal consideration.
“The Ondo state government received the news of the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Adesina Samuel Ajayi with disbelief but in total submission to the will of God. All hopes were that the late Speaker will pull through his health challenge which has seen him taking time off official function for some time.
“That death took him at this time can be no less of a shock to the government and people of the State, as the prayers of all was for full recovery,” the Secretary said.
“We mourn his passage and can only pray for fortitude and strength from above to bear this irreparable loss,” the statement added.