A member of Nigeria’s National Assembly has lost his life as a result of gunshots wounds sustained in an attack by yet to be identified gunmen during the gubernatorial election in Oyo State. He was confirmed dead after being rushed to the accident and emergency unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Olatoye Temitope with a sobriquet- Sugar, was until his death a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency; he was the Chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and currently a 2019 senatorial candidate for Oyo central under the platform of Action Democratic Party.
According to his profile obtained from wikipedia, the lawmaker hailed from Efungade-Onigbodogi compound, Alafara Oje in Ibadan North East Local Government Area of Oyo State while his ancestral villages are Onigbodogi and Alape both in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. The young Temitope had his primary school education at St Michael Primary School, Yemetu and I.M.G. Primary School, Beyerunka, Alafara Oje both in Ibadan.
He then proceeded to Ikolaba Grammar School, St Luke’s College, Molete and Alugbo Comprehensive High School, Egbeda, all in Ibadan, Oyo State for his Secondary School education. He later attended Federal College of Education Abeokuta, where he obtained his National Certificate of Educatiom. He then proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he got a Bachelor’s Degree and also his Masters Degree.
Sugar’s political career started with a political appointment as a Supervisory Councillor in Odeda Local Government, Ogun State. He was appointed as a Special Adviser to the then Governor of Ogun State- Otunba Gbenga Daniel having been the PDP Youth leader in Ogun Central Senatorial District for years.
He was a Chairmanship Aspirant in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State in 2007 under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and he later became the PDP National delegate of Oyo State in the year 2008.
Temitope was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly in 2011 where he won under the platform of the Accord Party and in 2015 he contested for the House of Representative seat to represent Lagelu/Akinyele under the platform of All Progressive Congress which he won.
Sugar decamped to Action Democratic Party and recently lost a bid to represent Oyo Central in the Nigerian Senate.