Lateef Raji, former Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to Ex- Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola is dead.

Until his death, Raji was a Commissioner at the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC.

Raji submitted to the cold hands of death around 4am on Monday.

Although details of the immediate cause remain sketchy, the late politician is said to have been suffering from cancer of the throat for a long time, a disease that kept him from functioning for several months during Fashola and as a LASIEC commissioner.

He was absent during the commission's preparations for the July 22 local government election in the state.

The news of Raji’s death was greeted with sadness especially in Oshodi area, where he started his political journey.

Raji was the former Secretary of the Alliance for Democracy before joining the ACN.

Mourners have trooped to his residence on Oyeguwa Street to pay their last respects.

Family sources told Bounce News that there are plans to take the remains of the frontline politician to Ido Ani in Ondo State, his ancestral home for a burial.

Raji is survived by a wife and children.