Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq newly designated commissioner, Mr Tunji Abel died mysteriously at the weekend in Ilorin, the state capital.
Mr Abel in his early 50s was one of the right-hand men of the state governor.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye, described his death as one death too many.
The statement reads: “That was one death too many. We are still shocked at the untimely death of Hon. Tunji Abel who was always full of life. He was a great party man, a man of the people, and a die-hard believer in the great works of the Governor.
“He was recently nominated to contribute his own quota to the development of our dear state but it has pleased our creator to recall him at this time. We are however consoled by the fact that Hon. Tunji Abel was a good man who played his own role very well while on earth.
“We sincerely commiserate with his family, friends and associates. We pray to the Almighty God to rest his soul and comfort his family at this trying time.”
He reportedly died late Friday night of complications from high blood pressure in one of the popular hospitals along Lajoorin area in Ilorin.
The late politician was said to have been treating high blood pressure ailment for some years now until he had complications on Friday evening before he was rushed to the private hospital where he died later in the evening