The former deputy governor of Kwara State, Chief Simon Sayomi, is dead.
Ola Sayomi, his son, confirmed his death in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in the capital city of Kwara State (Ilorin).
According to Ola, his father died in his hometown, Igosun in Oyun Local Government Area of the State.
He said that the father, Chief Simon Sayomi, died after a brief illness.
“He died on Wednesday night between 9:30 pm and 10:pm. He was born on Oct. 10, 1925.
“We will miss him because he was a hero to us in everything,” he said.
Recall that Chief Simon Sayomi was the deputy governor of the State from 1999 to 2003 under the late Muhammed Lawal administration.
He later lost their re-election bid to Dr. Bukola Saraki during the 2003 Kwara state governorship election.
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