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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Former Governor of Osun State dies at age 62



The Firrst civilian Governor of Osun state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke,is dead he died earlier today and has been buried at about 4pm in Ede, his hometown.

The 62 year-old three time Senator died at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.


A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the residence of the former governor in Ede reports that the atmosphere was emotional as his corpse was brought in at about 1:10 p.m, preparatory to the Islamic burial rites at 4:p.m.

A huge crowd of sympathisers and family members were seen weeping uncontrollably on sighting the corpse of the flamboyant politician and socialite.

Adeleke had won the Osun West senatorial seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in 2003 and 2007. He lost in 2011.

He, however, defected from the PDP in the build up to the 2015 general elections and won again on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

-NAN


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