Senator Isiaka Adeleke was the first civilian governor of Osun State.
He died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo after series of heart attack.
As Doronize.com shows condolences to the entire family of Adeleke for the lose, below are few things you should know about the Ede-born Senator:
•He was born on January 15th, 1955.
•He was the first executive governor of Osun.
•He was a two-term senator.
•His father late Ayoola Adeleke was a Senator.
•His born, Esther Adeleke, was an Ibo woman.
•He attended Christ Church School, Enugu.
•He also attended Ogbomoso Grammar School.
•He was a former chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council.
•He was Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
•His popular nickname – Serubawon (a man feared by his adversaries) was adopted because of his unusual political style of coming from behind to defeat oppositions.
•He established the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
•He also established the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke.
•He completed the building of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).
•In 2007, he contested and defeated Mudasiru Hussein ( who had spent two terms in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007 as a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
•In 2011, he contested and lost against Mudasiru Hussein.
•In 2014 when he joined APC, Hussein’s ticket was handed to him. He went to defeat Olasunkanmi Akinlabi of the PDP.