The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Micheal Adeyemo has died on Friday morning. A member of the state house assembly confirmed this to reporters shortly after his demise.
The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained. His body has reportedly been taken to the mortuary.
Vanguard reports that the Minority Leader of the Assembly, Hon. Kehinde Subir, who betrayed emotion, hinted that:
“His death came as a rude shock to us because he never showed any sign of ill health. He drove himself home from the office the day he died, and the report got to us later that he slumped and all efforts to revive him proved abortive. Till now, we are still in shock.”
According to an unconfirmed report, late Adeyemo’s death might not be unconnected with hypertension, which he was said to have been managing for some time. He was said to have been rushed to the Jericho Specialist Hospital, Ibadan, for medical attention shortly after he slumped. But he was reportedly confirmed dead in the hospital. His remains were said to have been taken to the Anatomy Department, University of Ibadan.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday morning paid sympathy visit to the House of Assembly to commiserate with the lawmakers.
Micheal Adeyemo was born at Adeyemo Family of Alaarun compound, Lanlate, Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State. He is the first child of the family.
For his primary school education, he attended IMG, Oke Ado, Ibadan and Celestial Church High School, Oke Ado, Ibadan for his secondary school education.
He bags two university first degrees, one from the University of Port Harcourt and the other from the University of Ibadan.
He lost his wife about five years ago, during his first term in the House as the then Deputy Chief Whip of the 7th assembly.
Michael Adeyemo died at 47.