Senate President describes Adeleke as patriotic statesman

Saraki (right) with the late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday described the late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke (APC-Osun West)  as  a patriotic statesman.

Saraki, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja he said the death of the two-term senator was “a sad personal loss.’’

He said  Adeleke,  ho was the first civilian  governor of Osun, was an important figure in the 8th Senate.

Saraki also said: “My heart goes out to the family of Sen. Adeleke and the people of the great State of Osun.

“Adeleke was a leader in every right, a formidable colleague, patriotic statesman, good family man and complete gentleman whose contributions to the development of Osun State in particular and the nation in general will never be forgotten.”

The senate president described the late lawmaker,  who served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market,  as  a consummate reformer and  courageous public servant.

He added that the late senator was a grassroots politician whose love for his people and commitment to national service remained unparalleled.

“From his track-record as a second term senator, it is clear that Adeleke was a man who his people trusted to carry out their mandate in the Senate.

“He was always passionate about his work in the legislature  and showed competence, dedication and an ability to work with everyone to bring about the greater good.

“ He will be sorely missed,” he said.

Saraki commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the larger Adeleke family, Osun West Senatorial District, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and the entire people of Osun as well as  the 8th National Assembly.(NAN)

 

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday described the late Sen.  Isiaka Adeleke (APC-Osun West)  as  a patriotic statesman.

Saraki, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the death of the two-term senator was “a sad personal loss.’’

He said  Adeleke,  who was the first civilian  governor of Osun, was an important figure in the 8th Senate.

Saraki also said: “My heart goes out to the family of Sen. Adeleke and the people of the great State of Osun.

“Adeleke was a leader in every right, a formidable colleague, patriotic statesman, good family man and complete gentleman whose contributions to the development of Osun State in particular and the nation in general will never be forgotten.”

The senate president described   the late lawmaker,  who served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market,  as  a consummate reformer and  courageous public servant.

He added that the late senator was a grassroots politician whose love for his people and commitment to national service remained unparalleled.

“From his track-record as a second term senator, it is clear that Adeleke was a man who his people trusted to carry out their mandate in the Senate.

“He was always passionate about his work in the legislature  and showed competence, dedication and an ability to work with everyone to bring about the greater good.

“ He will be sorely missed,” he said.

Saraki commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the larger Adeleke family, Osun West Senatorial District, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and the entire people of Osun as well as  the 8th National Assembly.

The Osun chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), also described the death of Sen. Adeleke as a great blow to the party.

Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the party’s Publicity Secretary on Sunday in Osogbo, said the shock was impossible to overcome.

“We advise supporters, friends and family members to summon courage and mourn this fallen hero of Nigerian politics.’’

Oyatomi, however, called on all citizens of the state irrespective of their political affiliation to show solidarity with the deceased’s family.

NAN/UO