BY DAYO JOHNSON
House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, his Deputy Emeka Ihediorah and Governor Olusegun Mimiko betrayed their emotions when they wept as the body of a member of House of Representatives from Ondo State, Hon. Raphael Nomiye was buried,weekend, in Okitipupa.
Also, the wife of the deceased lawmaker, who represented Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency, Nabi, slumped few minutes before her husband interment.
She was immediately rushed to State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa for medical attention and did not return to witness the interment.
Nomiye died on November 22 after he reportedly held a meeting with some of his close friends in his Abuja residence.
Speaking at the burial of the late legislator, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Aminu Tambuwal and Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko described him as an unassuming, generous and cultured politician that contributed immensely to the development of his people.
The Speaker said he was to attend an award ceremony in honour of the late member as the ‘Ondo State Man of the Year’ in Akure two days before he died.
Tambuwal described Nomiye’s death as a big los to Ondo State and the National Assembly in particular.
He assured that the National Assembly will stand firmly by the immediate family of the deceased and ensure that they do not feel the vacuum created by their father’s demise.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko, however, prayed that God should grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.