President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogised a former governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died Sunday.
He said the late Senator was interested in the protection of whistle blowers.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with Osun State Government and members of the National Assembly on Adeleke’s death.
He described the deceased as gentle and kind hearted, adding that he epitomised unbridled patriotism.
The President said the deceased’s contribution to his state and the country would be remembered by posterity.
The statement read,
“President Buhari sends 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.
“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.
“President Buhari affirms that Adeleke’s contribution to his state, as first elected governor, and the country will always be remembered by posterity.
“He prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, and comfort the family.”
similarly, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime and senator representing Oyo North District, AbdulFatai Buhari has described Senator Isiaka Adeleke as someone who will be greatly missed.
Buhari in his condolence message said the news of Adeleke’s death was “not only shocking but also confusing and disturbing”.
Buhari in the statement made available to journalists Sunday afternoon in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital described Adeleke as a “responsible and principled politician who is passionate about his constituents and the state at large.
“His immense contribution to the growth of the state of Osun and Federal Republic of Nigeria will forever be remembered.
“As mortals we have no option than to submit to the will of Almighty Allah who gives and take at will but we shall continue to pray for the repose of his soul and grant him Aljanah Firdaus.
“I symathize with the Executive Governor of the state of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, his immediate and extended family, political associates and the entire people of the state and pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.