Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has pledged to set up a panel to probe the cause of the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke who recently passed away in his home town of Ede.
The Governor said “the State Government of Osun, using the instrumentality of the law, is setting up an inquest to unravel the circumstances of this unfortunate and sad incident, in order to put the record straight on his death.
“We continue to mourn the untimely death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke. He is irreplaceable in our hearts.”
The Governor blamed the absence of state burial for late Senator Isiaka Adeleke who was buried a day after his death on hoodlums who unleashed violence on dignitaries at his burial
He said the government had planned a befitting state burial for the late politician but the move was scuttled by those who unleashed terror on dignitaries who came to honour the late Senator.
“It is a profound irony and most unfortunate therefore that a few disgruntled elements purporting to protest his death desecrated his funeral with violence and attacks on innocent persons. They dishonoured him and did his memory a great disservice by keeping his friends, political associates and well-wishers away from his burial.
“The best we could do in the circumstance was to declare a three-day of mourning throughout the state and fly national, state and our party’s flags at half-mast in his honour.
Aregbesola described of the first civilian governor of the state as a peaceful man who defected from his former party because he could not stand violence.
“Senator Adeleke was a man of peace. He preached peace and lived it through his life. He left the Peoples Democratic Party because he could not stand the violence. This was after he was beaten up by some leaders of the PDP during a meeting in a hotel in Osogbo.”
The government commiserated with his family, the people of Ede, his associates, friends and the entire people of Osun on the passage of a patriot, just as he prayed for the repose of his soul.