From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has described the death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke as shocking and painful exit of a political icon.
Reacting Adeleke’s death through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose said, “the political history of Osun State will never be complete without the name of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, occupying a conspicuous space as one who braced the political trail of the State by being the first elected governor at the age of 36.
“Despite being governor at a youthful age of 36, he contributed immensely to the development of the State and maintained his political relevance since the early nineties till his death.”
The governor, who said he was saddened and pained by the death added that; “Sen. Adeleke will be sorely missed by the entire people of Osun State in particular and Nigeria in general.”
Fayose urged the family, the entire people of Ede as well as the people of Osun State to take solace in the fact that Sen. Adeleke made indelible marks on the political and developmental sands of Osun State.
“We will continue to pray, trusting that Allah in His infinite mercies will grant his soul Al-Jannah Firdaus,” he said.