Reports say that Mr Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency of Lagos State, is dead.
He is said to have died on Sunday at the popular St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after a brief illness.
The two-term Reps member had already secured the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to run for a third term in the coming 2019 elections.
Before his sudden death, his death, Ayeola was the leader of the Lagos State caucus in the House.
The death of Ayeola is trending in twitter.
Hon Abayomi Ayeola Member Representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency Lagos State died in few hours ago. Prior his death he is the candidate of APC in Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency for the 2019 Election.
— Giwa Murtala Omotola-Moore (@GiwaMoore) December 30, 2018
Hon. Abdulkabir Abayomi Ayeola.
A source very close to the family confirmed this to our correspondent and made it known that his interment would be performed tomorrow according to Islamic rites.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
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— Progressive Nigerian. (@AremoGivenchy) December 30, 2018
This is the man currently persuading Asiwaju Tinubu and other party leaders for a 3rd term in office. His name is Hon. Abayomi Ayeola. He does not have the support of his people anymore, he lost gallantly but he’s going around trying to truncate the peoples choice. pic.twitter.com/WPmAAjvQaa
— Olabode Ewumi, MBA (@bodeewumi) October 8, 2018
The ruling APC has yet to confirm the death.