Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Sunday mourned the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
In their separate messages on the death of the former Osun state governor, the trio said Nigeria has lost a colossus whose wealth of knowledge was needed at the present critical time in the nation’s political history.
A message signed by the media office of the Speaker described Adeleke as a distinguished gentleman, saying that his death was shocking huge loss to the country.
According to Doagara, “Senator Adeleke was a leader who left giant footprints and lasting legacies as the first civilian governor of Osun State.
“On behalf of all members of the House of Representatives, I condole with the Adeleke family, the Senate, government and people of Osun State over this big loss.”
The Deputy Speaker, in his message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wole Oladimeji, described the death of Adeleke as a rude shock, noting that Adeleke’s “personality uniquely designed in his form of traditional cap,” just as he added that Osun state had lost one of its good and straight forward politician who believed in improving the condition of his people.
Also commiserating with the people of Osun State over the death of their former governor, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said late Adeleke was a colossus whose sudden death has left a huge void in Nigeria’s political firmament.
“Prince Adeleke belonged to the special breed of the political class who strongly believes in politics without bitterness. He would be missed by the common people of his immediate Ede community, the good people of Osun whom he served as governor between 1992-1993, the people ( Osun East) he also represented in the current Senate. He lived for the people. He shall live in the hearts for a very long time,” according to a statement signed by Ngige’s Special Assistant on Media, Nwachukwu Obidiwe.