Who killed Isiaka Adeleke?

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The Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE

“This thing of being a hero, about the main thing, is to know when to die. Prolonged death has ruined more men than it ever made.”

– William Penn Rogers, 1879-1935.

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, Osun State’s first executive governor and two-term Nigerian senator, has joined his ancestors. May God rest his soul!

But for the purpose of being economical with the truth, Adeleke was indeed a leader in the true sense of the word: hardworking, deeply dedicated and astutely committed to any cause he believed in. The first time I met this flamboyant politician was in 1991 or thereabouts; and it was at Anaye K30 in Ilesa, State of Osun, in the heat of campaign activities which eventually led to his election as the first civilian governor of the newly-created Osun State. The rest, as it is often said, is history!

Well, while all the…

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