A former Senator, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore has expressed grief over the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, the first Executive Governor of Osun Sate, who died early Sunday morning in Osogbo.
Omisore, in a press statement released in Ile-Ife on Sunday described Adeleke as an accomplished politician, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The former Deputy Governor stressed that Adeleke would be missed in the state for his profound philanthropy and humble lifestyle.
Omisore through the statement said the late Senator was diligent in all his state and National assignments, and made his significant impacts in the lives of many within the state and Nigeria as a whole.
"I received with deep sadness, the shocking news of the demise of a political Icon, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
"His demise no doubt leaves a void that cannot be easily filled. As a former governor of our dear state and a Senator, his footprints were indeed indelible.
"His death is a personal loss to me. Though in a different political party, we both understood the fact that political party is just a platform to serve our people.
"We worked together in the Nigerian senate with the interest of our state paramount on our minds. It is indeed a dark day", the statement reads.
Omisore prayed to Allah to grant the soul of the departed a place in Aljanah Firdau, while calling on his family and associates to take solace in the fact that Adeleke lived a highly impactful life worthy of emulation.