The Osun State House of Assembly has said that the death of the state’s first executive governor, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke is a great loss to the state.
A statement from Olatunbosun Oyintiloye Chairman House Committee on Information and Strategy in the state’s parliament said that the death was a great loss to the people of Ede town, Osun West Senatorial District, Osun State, the Senate, and Nigeria.
He also disclosed in the statement that the death of the senator had deprived Osun of one of its experienced grass root politician and a philanthropist who is passionate about good governance.
The late Adeleke, before his death, was representing Osun West Senatorial District at Nigeria’s House of Senate.
“Senator Adeleke was a leader of leaders; a philanthropist per excellence has made significant impacts in the lives of many young ones in Osun and Nigeria as a whole.
“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 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 heartfelt condolences to the immediately 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 Osun House of Assembly prayed that Almighty God grants those affected by Adeleke’s death the fortitude to bear the loss.