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Sen. Adeleke Buried Amid Tension, Tears As APC Chieftain Thrown Out


The remains of the late Sen. Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke were committed to mother earth on Monday amid tears from sympathisers and palpable tension amongst his kinsmen and political followers.

The late politician, after being blessed through Islamic prayers by array of clerics was buried before 12:noon.Sympathizers cried their ”eyes out”, especially Ede indigenes who were his beneficiaries and other well wishers, as tension continued to rise in his home town, Ede, over the circumstances surrounding his death.

Adeleke, who was the first Executive Governor of Osun State died in the early hours of Sunday of a yet to be ascertained ailment.

His body was, thereafter, taken to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) for autopsy, which was carried out on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, among the early caller to Adeleke’s country home at Ede, was the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, and other dignitaries. The burial of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke was not without drama as a top All Progressives Congress, APC member, Hon. Idiat Babalola was thrown out by angry youths.

Hon. Idiat Babalola who came to join other sympathizers was denied entrance into the house before she was forced to leave the premises. There was another drama yesterday in Ede, the hometown of the late Isiaka Adeleke when his corpse was rejected by his people.

The three-term Senator representing Osun West Senatorial district having won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2015. Mr. Adeleke died yesterday at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo the Osun state capital after suffering a heart attack according to family sources.

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