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Ekiti Deputy Governor not killed by evil people - ACN


Ekiti State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has charged its members not to think that the state deputy governor, Mrs Funmi Olayinka, was killed by evil people, saying that her battle with cancer started manifesting since 2009 “when we were in the trenches.”

This is just as it mourned the death of Mrs Olayinka, saying that it would ensure that her death will not be a source of discord in the party.

Chairman of Ekiti ACN, Chief Jide Awe, who addressed newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, said “we are determined to ensure that her death will not be a point of disagreement among us in the ACN.”


Chief Awe, who described the death of Mrs Olayinka as a big loss to the party, said should there be any rancour among the membership of the party, “she will never forgive us.”

Answering questions on whether there were moves to immortalise Mrs Olayinka, Awe said “she has immortalised herself by raising the standard and extending the coast of development in Ekiti State.”

He, however, said the party would push for the recognition of “her immense contributions towards the infrastructure development of the state as a deputy governor and as private citizen of the state.”

According to Awe, “we all know that when issue like this happens in Africa, people will continue to read meanings to it. They will say evil must have done its worst, that is, somebody somewhere must have killed her.

“Her travail with sickness started to manifest in 2009, even when we were in the trenches and ever since, she had been in and out of the country to seek medical help. So, with total submission, we believe that it was the will of God.”

The party chieftain described the late Mrs Olayinka as a dogged fighter and liberator of the womenfolk in the state, adding that the party would support the government and the family to give “this amazon a befitting burial.”

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