A second republic senator and veteran politician from Ilawe Ekiti, Ekiti State Bode Olowoporoku has passed on.

Confirming his death, one of the sons of the deceased, Mr Ayodeji Olowoporoku said that the renowned politician died on Wednesday night after battling an undisclosed ailment but associated with old age.

Mr Olowoporoku noted that burial arrangements would be announced later.

Late Olowoporoku was one of the contestants in the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.

He was born on September 29, 1945 and served as a Minister of State for Science and Technology between 1979 and 81.

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