Chief Simon Sayomi, a former deputy governor of Kwara State, is dead.
His son, Ola, confirmed his death in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ilorin.
According to him, his father died in his hometown, Igosun in Oyun Local Government Area of the State.
Ola said that the former deputy governor 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.
Sayomi was the deputy governor of the State from 1999 to 2003 under the late Muhammed Lawal administration.
The duo lost their re-election bid to Dr. Bukola Saraki during the 2003 governorship election.