The Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Senator Babajide Omoworare has commiserated with the family of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Ede community, government and the people of the Osun State and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the demise of Adeleke.
Senator Omoworare described the first Executive Governor of Osun State and Senator of Osun West Senatorial District as a relentless philanthropist and grassroots politician, who committed all his resources to the development of Ede community and its people.
In a statement by his media aide, Comrade Tunde Dairo, Senator Babajide Omoworare described the death of Senator Adeleke as disheartening at the time when his service and experiences were still needed.
Omoworare said Senator Adeleke was a quintessential politician with a good heart whose departure leaves a huge vacuum difficult to fill.
He said: “I am still in shock and yet to come to terms with the reality that a man bubbling with life and discharging his duties as a Senator efficiently is dead.
“In the midst of our collective grief, we are, however, consoled by the quality of life he lived and it would take a long time for the inevitability of his absence to dawn on all who have had the good fortune to encounter him.
“The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly the 8th Senate will miss his quality contributions and statesmanship.”
The Senator also extended his condolences to the leadership and members of All Progressive Congress in Nigeria and the good people of the state that he served meritoriously.
Omoworare beseeched friends, family and associate of Senator Adeleke to find solace in the good life and indelible footprints the deceased left on the sands of time and pray the God grant him eternal rest.
“May the Lord give the entire Adeleke family, his friends and colleagues, the people of Ede and the state of Osun the fortitude to wade through this time”, he prayed.