the family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke as well as the government
and people of Osun State over the death of the lawmaker and former
Governor of the State.The ex-president’s condolence message was communicated in a statement
by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze.
Dr. Jonathan described the late Adeleke as a national icon and great
philanthropist who was warm and lively.
The ex-President said in the statement: “I received the news of the
death of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke with a sense of great
personal loss. It is hard to imagine that the very lively and warm
‘Serubawon’ has died.
“Though I am saddened by his death, I give God the glory for his life
of contribution to Osun state, where he was the first civilian
governor and to Nigeria, where he was an icon and to humanity in
general because he was a great philanthropist.
“He will be greatly missed and the void his death has caused will be
hard, if not impossible to fill. May his soul rest in peace and may he
achieve al Janna firdaus.
“ I pray that God grant his family and supporters the fortitude to
bear his loss. Adieu great Asiwaju of Ede.”