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Sen. Adeleke was a distinguished gentleman - Speaker says

According to a family source, Adeleke died today, April 23, 2017, at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker said he received with shock, the news of sudden death of Senator Adeleke and said the former Osun State Governor was a distinguished gentleman.

"Senator Adeleke was a  leader who left giant footprints and lasting legacies as the first civilian governor of Osun State," he stated.

"On behalf of all members of the House of Representatives, I condole with the Adeleke family, the Senate, government and people of Osun State over this big loss," Dogara added.

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Dogara also recalled that the late senator was credited for establishing tertiary educational institutions across Osun State when he was governor in the third republic, thereby laying the foundation for the development of the State.

According to Sahara Reporters, Adeleke died today, April 23, 2017, at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo.

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