The Osun State House of Assembly has described the death of the first Executive Governor of the State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke as a rude shock and a great loss.
Adeleke currently represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The Assembly through Speaker Najeem Salaam expresses its condolence, through a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye.
It said the death was a great loss to the people of Ede town, Osun West Senatorial District, Osun State, Upper Chamber and the Nigeria in general.
The state parliament valued the invaluable contributions of Senator Adeleke to the development of our state, and entrenchment of democratic tenets. No doubt, he will be greatly missed.
In the State of Osun parliament, we offer our heart-felt condolences to the immediate family of Senator Adeleke, the people of Ede town, Osun State with particular reference to Osun West Senatorial District, the Senate and Nigeria as a whole.
The parliament said the death of the federal lawmaker had robbed the state of one of its grassroot experienced politicians and a philanthropist who has entrenched himself in the quest for good governance.
Describing the late Senator Adeleke as a politician of repute whose existence was significant to the democratic tenets in the state, the statement noted that the role he played as the first executive governor of the state could never be over-emphasized.
Senator Adeleke was a leader of leaders, a philanthropist per excellence who has made significant impacts in the lives of many young ones in Osun and Nigeria as a whole, the statement stressed.
There is no gainsaying the fact that the state has lost one of its most experienced politicians, whose death will no doubt leave a huge vacuum in the pool of experienced politician and democrats in our state, the statement reiterated.
The Osun Assembly prayed that the Almighty God grants everyone affected by the death of the former governor, the fortitude to bear the loss.
Source: Voice of Nigeria