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Two notable former members of the House of Representatives pass away within a span of 48 hours

Alajagusi Abdulyekeen Sadiq, a former federal House of Representatives member, has passed away. Earlier in the week, Yinusa Yahya, another former representative from Kwara state, also died, leading to a somber atmosphere.

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, expressed condolences in a statement obtained by dworldgist, mourning the loss of these political figures.

The demise of both individuals from the same region within a short span is a source of grief for the community and the political landscape.


In Ilorin, Kwara state, there is sorrow as two former federal lawmakers who previously represented Kwara state in the House of Representatives, Yinusa Yahya and AbdulYekeen Sidiq Alajagusi, have both passed away.

The loss of these two prominent figures is deeply felt within the community and marks a somber moment in the political history of the region.

Alajagusi, who secured his position under the banner of the dominant All Progressives Congress (APC) despite battling prolonged illness, unfortunately, did not witness a recovery from his health challenges.

Daily Trust reports that Alajagusi, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who later switched allegiance to the APC, passed away on Monday, November 27, in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

His demise marks the end of a political journey that began with his election to represent the Asa/Ilorin West federal constituency in 2019, a tenure overshadowed by persistent health issues.

The late Yahya, who served two terms as a member of the House of Representatives for the Moro/Edu/Patigi constituency, held the position of chairman for the House Committee on Works.

Despite his prior successes, he faced defeat in the senatorial race against Alhaji Shaba Lafiaji, a former governor of Kwara state. Lafiaji emerged victorious in the PDP primary election conducted in Bode Saadu in 2007.

Yahya, who had previously chaired the board of Kwara State Polytechnic, later made a political transition to the All Progressives Congress (APC), remaining affiliated with the party until his passing on Tuesday, November 28.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara expressed deep sorrow on Wednesday, November 29, as he conveyed his condolences for the passing of the two former federal lawmakers.

Describing Alajagusi as a significant figure in the ‘Ó Tó Gẹ́ struggle,’ the governor acknowledged his impactful voice in the cause.

Referring to Yahya affectionately as ‘Bulldozer,’ Abdulrazaq highlighted his role as a formidable political strategist, noting the widespread goodwill he had earned not only in Edu, his local government of origin but also across the entire state.

The governor’s words reflected the profound loss felt by the state due to the demise of these influential political figures.

The governor offered heartfelt prayers to Allah, seeking the divine blessing of paradise for the departed politicians.

Additionally, he extended his sincere condolences to the grieving families of the late individuals, recognizing the challenging time they are facing in the wake of their loved ones’ passing.

The governor’s compassionate sentiments underscored the shared grief and sympathy felt across the community for the loss of these influential figures.

Credit: Daily trust


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