365 Days After : Sugar Family To Hold A Year Remembrance


The family of the slain federation lawmaker, late Hon. Olatoye Isaac Temitope sugar ( MHR ) has made an arrangement to commemorate a year demise of the oyo state political icon.

Until his death late Olatoye Temitope Sugar was a member of the Federal House of Representatives Abuja representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency and the chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Family, Friends and Political Associates are to gathered at Hon. Olatoye Sugar Memorial Arcade, beside Evalasting Hotel, Iwo Road-Ojo Expressway, General Gas, Ibadan on Monday 9th March 2020, 10 am Prompt.

Early life and training

Sugar hailed from Efungade-Onigbodogi compound, Alafara Oje in Ibadan North East Local Government Area of Oyo State while his ancestral villages are Onigbodogi and Alape both in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. The young Temitope had his primary school education at St Michael Primary School, Yemetu and I.M.G Primary School, Beyerunka, Alafara Oje both in Ibadan. He then proceeded to Ikolaba Grammar School, St Luke’s College, Molete and Alugbo Comprehensive High School, Egbeda, all in Ibadan, Oyo State for his Secondary School education. He later attended Federal College of Education Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he obtained his National Certificate of Education. He then proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he got a bachelor’s degree and also his master’s degree.

Political Career

Sugar’s political career started with a political appointment as a Supervisory Councillor in Odeda Local Government. He was then appointed as a Special Adviser at the State level in Ogun State under the administration of His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel having been the PDP Youth leader in Ogun Central Senatorial District for years. He was a Chairmanship Aspirant in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State in 2007 under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and he later became the PDP National delegate of Oyo State in the year 2008.

Sugar was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly in 2011 where he was elected under the platform of the accord party and in 2015 he contested for the house of representative seat to represent Lagelu/Akinyele under the platform of All Progressive Congress which he won. In 2018, Sugar decamped to Action Democratic Party and ran to be senator representing the Oyo central senatorial district. He lost the election APC’s candidate Teslim Folarin.

Sugar was shot in Lalupon on 9 March 2019. He was quickly rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he later died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

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