The Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke as a great blow to the party.
Adeleke, a sitting senator and former governor of Osun died in the early hours of April 23.
Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the party’s Publicity Secretary, spoke in an interview on Sunday in Osogbo. He said the shock was impossible to overcome.
Oyatomi recalls that the late senator was the first civilian governor of Osun and a two-term senator.
He said that Adeleke was still vibrant until April 22 night, before his sudden death on the early hours of April 23.
According to him, the party is momentarily shaken and short of words to respond to this tragic event appropriately.
“We advise supporters, friends and family members to summon courage and mourn this fallen hero of Nigerian politics.’’
Oyatomi, however, called on all citizens of the state irrespective of their political affiliation to show solidarity and empathy with the deceased family.