By Ige Olugbenga
President Muhammadu Buhari eulogised a former governor of Osun state and a serving senator, Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died on Sunday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with the Osun state government and members of the National Assembly on Adeleke’s death.
He described the deceased as gentle and kind-hearted.
The President said the deceased’s contribution to his state and the country would be remembered by posterity.
Buhari said Adeleke had passionately and relentlessly championed the cause of the less privileged and most vulnerable in Nigeria.
He disclosed that the sudden loss of the legislator will create a gap in the hallowed red chamber as Adeleke had always epitomised unbridled patriotism, maturity and experience, especially with his recent interest in the protection of whistleblowers.
The president prayed that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, and comfort the family.