Adeleke: I’m Shocked Saddened By Sudden Demise Of My Colleague  – David Mark

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By IKANA ADAKOLE, Otukpo
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has expressed shock and sadness over the untimely death of the Senator representing Osun West  senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber,  Senator Isiaka  Adeleke.
In a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, while reacting to demise of Adeleke  on Sunday, Senator Mark said: ” I am shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of my colleague, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. It is just devastating that he is no more.
He stated: ” Senator Adeleke was a peace maker.  He always craved  for peace , equity , justice and national unity. Whenever  we had  challenges and tension in the Senate, Adeleke was always  a ready hand to calm  frayed nerves .
“A highly principled , focused and resourceful parliamentarian, he always  identified with the ordinary people . He  fought for  the welfare of citizens  without compromise . He practiced inclusive politics that provided the greatest benefit to largest number of his constituents.
” For him, politics is noble, a game and a call to serve without bitterness”.
In Adeleke, Senator Mark stated that the Senate and indeed the nation  lost a detribalized  parliamentarian and one of the best mangers of our democratic project.
He remarked that  Adeleke  will be remembered as the first civilian governor of Osun state who laid the foundation for the development of the state.
As a respected parliamentarian, Senator Mark added that ” Adeleke always deployed wisdom and diplomatic strategy to drive home his points needed to provide dividend of democracy to his people.
” We shall miss his robust contributions to parliamentary  debates . We shall miss his unbiased contributions to national issues. We shall miss his humours   that were always laced with proverbs”.

Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke

 

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