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Isiaka Adeleke 7 Things you should know about late Osun Senator

Pulse lists five important things you should know about Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

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Late Senator Adeleke and Senate President Saraki play

Late Senator Adeleke and Senate President Saraki


Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial district is dead.

Senator Adeleke was announced dead on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

He was said to have died at Biket Hospital in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Pulse lists five important things you should know about the late federal lawmaker

1. He was born in Enugu to the family of Senator Ayoola Adeleke on Saturday, January 15, 1955. Late Senator Adeleke spent his early years in the coal city until the beginning of the Nigerian Civil War.

2. Late Senator Adeleke holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

3. Late Adeleke was governor of Osun state in the Third Republic.

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4. He served as chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar.

5. Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was first elected into the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the last general election and was reelected into the upper legislative chamber in 2015.

6. Late Adeleke served as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market.

7. The late lawmaker is an uncle to Nigerian music star, Davido.

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