– The death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke on Sunday has caused great sadness not only for the people of Osun state, but Nigeria as a whole
– President Muhammadu Buhari in reaction to the tragic development, has said the untimely passing of the lawmaker will leave a void in the Senate
– Buhari says Adeleke’s contribution to his state, as first elected governor, and to the country as lawmaker, will always be remembered in the nation’s history Following the announcement of Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death on Sunday, April 23, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Osun state government and members of the National Assembly.
President Buhari sent his condolences to the family and friends of the gentle and kind hearted former Governor of Osun state who had passionately and relentlessly championed the cause of the less privileged and most vulnerable in Nigeria. According a statement by Buhari’s special aide Femi Adesina, “The president believes the sudden loss of the legislator will create a gap in the hallowed red chamber as Adeleke had always epitomized unbridled patriotism, maturity and experience, especially with his recent interest in the protection of whistle blowers.”