*says exit painful
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”.
*says exit painful