Ogun assembly majority leader dies hours after birthday

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Majority Leader of the Ogun Assembly and Allied Peoples Movement (APM) House of Representatives candidate during the 2019 general elections, Hon Asiwaju Yinka Mafe, has died, hours after celebrating his 46th birthday.

Mafe reportedly celebrated his birthday with his friends and well-wishers at Emuren, his home town and Sagamu on Tuesday night before he slumped and died.

Mafe, who was born on the 4th of February, 1974, was a lawyer. He was elected the Councillor of Ward III in Sagamu Local Government Legislative Council in December 1998, a term which ended in 2002.

He got elected as a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly in 2011 and became the chairman House Committee on Education, Science and Technology and re-elected in 2015. He represented Sagamu 1 Constituency of Ogun State in the House of Assembly and served as the Majority Leader.

He was married to his wife, Yeye Asiwaju Adetutu Yinka-mafe (CEO Tenth Planet Suites Sagamu) since April 6, 2002 and the marriage was blessed with two boys and two girls.

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