The late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was a democrat, an astute grassroots politician, philanthropist and detribaliazed Nigerian.
These were the words that Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress APC used to describe the late Senator in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bolaji Abdullah.
Senator Adeleke was an APC Senator representing Osun West Senatorial Zone and the first civilian governor of Osun State, Southern Nigeria.
The Party expressed sympathy to the immediate family, people and government of Osun State.
The history of Osun State would be incomplete without copious reference to late Adeleke’s contributions to the State’s social, political and economic development as its first elected Governor.
The Party recall with pride that the establishment of a polytechnic at Iree, a College of Technology at Esa-Oke and the completion of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) are some of the notable legacies the late Adeleke’s administration bequeathed during his short stint as governor of the then newly-created Osun State.
With the death of Senator Adeleke, Nigeria has indeed lost an illustrious son whose wealth of experience was still needed as the present APC-led administration works to restore the country to path of progress.
The Party is however consoled by the fact that the late Adeleke lived an accomplished and impactful life. May the Almighty God give the late Adeleke eternal rest and the family, the strength to bear the great loss.
Source: Voice of Nigeria