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Surulere APC Reps Aspirant Dies In UK

 

A House of Representatives aspirant for Surulere federal constituency 1 under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulraheem Owokoniran has died.

Owokoniran who once served as the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Works and Infrastructure, Abdulraheem Owokoniran, was said to have died in the United Kingdom.

He was pronounced dead by medical experts in UK barely four months after participating in the APC Surulere federal constituency 1 bye-election primaries.

His death was disclosed on Saturday by a family relative.

Owokoniran was elder brother to the current Special Adviser to the Lagos State governor on Tourism, Idris Aregbe, who had also contested for the Surulere Chairmanship seat.

They were the son of former APC leader in Surulere, late Alhaja Olaide Agaba.

Before his death, Owokoniran had a stint at Sterling Asset Management, a subsidiary of Sterling Bank, and later in 2010, he worked in the Freedom House Office of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and subsequently in the Rehoboth House Constituency Office of Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

The Constituency Office offered him a great opportunity to further learn about the focus, human values, rigours, philanthropy, planning, maximisation of resources and other fundamental issues that are germane to populist leadership.

Owokoniran contested for the Lagos House Assembly, but was asked to step down for Kabir Lawal, one of the aspirants.

In 2014, during the House of Assembly primary, he was also asked to step down.

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