It has been revealed that a member of the Kwara state House of Assembly representing Patigi constituency, Ahmed Saidu Rufai has died.
The late legislator was said to have passed on in the early hours of today (Tuesday) at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) after a brief illness, it was gathered.
The Jannazah of the late legislator would be done later Tuesday, at his country home, Patigi.
In a statement by the media aide to the Speaker to House Salihu Yakubu Danladi, Sheriff Ibrahim said “it is with heavy heart and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that we announce the death of
our colleague, Hon. Ahmed Saidu Rufai representing Patigi constituency”.
“This is an unexpected situation that caught us in a rude shock, but unfortunately, the Almighty deprived us of the power to reverse such sad occurrence”, Danladi said.
“As we struggle to live with this tragic development and the vacuum that comes with it, we pray that Allah in His infinite mercy forgive his shortcomings and give his family, the 9th Assembly, Patigi
Emirate, friends and associate and Kwara state at large, the fortitude to bear this great loss.”