Kwara House of Assembly loses member Rufai

The late Rufai

The Member representing Patigi State Constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ahmed Saidu Rufai is dead.

He died Tuesday morning at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

A statement by the Special Assistant, media to the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Sheriff Ibrahim, said the legislator died after a brief illness.

The statement said the death was “an unexpected situation that caught us in a rude shock, but unfortunately, the Almighty deprived us of the power to reverse such sad occurrence.

“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.”

The Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has commiserated with the Emir and people of Patigi Emirate and the  All Progressives Congress (APC) over the death of Rufai.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement Tuesday said Rufai death was shocking and devastating. “We pray Almighty Allah to forgive and repose his soul in Al-jannah. The departed gentleman was a peace loving Kwaran and a strong advocate for the development of his community,” the statement added.

Late Rufai will be buried Tuesday at his country home in Patigi.