The people of Emurenn in Sagamu, Ogun State were on Wednesday thrown into mourning following the sudden death of Hon Yinka Mafe, former Lawmaker at the State House of Assembly who died shortly after celebrating his 46th birthday.
Mafe, the immediate past Majority Leader of the Assembly contested the House of Representatives election during the 2019 general elections under Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State said it received with shock, the sad news of the death of Mafe.
The party said, though the circumstances surrounding his death are still sketchy, “our party however, has, indeed, lost a vibrant lawmaker, legal practitioner and consummate entrepreneur, known for his outspokenness, no matter where he finds himself.”
“The party recalled that even when others remained in the deflated and defunct Allied People’s Movement (APM), Yinka Mafe took a very bold and courageous step to return to APC”.
“While the other defected and defeated members of defunct APM were still shadow-chasing and preoccupied with empty boasts, Mafe, less than a month after the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun, specifically on April 2, 2019 announced his return to APC on the floor of Ogun State House of Assembly.”
“While commiserating with the wife, children and the entire members of the family of the deceased, and indeed the people of Sagamu 1 State Constituency, the APC prays that God will give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”