A chieftain of All Progress Congress from Osun West, Mallam Olawale Rasheed has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of the first executive governor of Osun state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
In a condolence message on his social media pages, the politician said “we lost a gem, a great leader, a charismatic mobiliser, a man of the people. We lost a great leader whose commitment to grassroots development is unrivalled, whose political brand changed the face of Osun politics”
He described Adeleke as “a leader of mercurial and sterling qualities who contributed immensely to the development of Osun state and Nigeria in general.
“He combined urbane politicking with grassroots entrenchment, earning accolades from far and near. His political flamboyance revolved around thorough care and responsiveness for his constituents, far and near.
It is sad that his exit was as turbulent as his entrance into Osun politics during SDP days”, the media entrepreneur said.
While sympathizing with the Adeleke family, the government and people of Osun state as well as members of All Progressive Congress, Mallam Olawale Rasheed prayed that almighty Allah grants the family the fortitude to bear the loss.