By Abdulraheem Adekilekun
To those who are immediate and extended family members, as well as
close associates of Senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke (Commander Order of the
Niger), an illustrious son of Edeland and a global phenomenon, our world
stood still, when we learned of his transition to glory on April 23rd, 2017.
We were speechless.
But God knows best to have called the Asiwaju of Edeland fondly
called SERUBAWON at his close friends’ home at that appointed time.
Senator, Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke you are an eagle, that flew home in a blaze of
glory, though painfully, but with total submission to the will of the
Almighty God, the Author, and finisher of our faiths.
Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke’s earthly journey came to an end at the age of 64 and we give the
Almighty God all the adulation for the purposeful, delightful, impactful
and sweet life of the Asiwaju of Ede, a philanthropist of excellence who
traversed the world very gingerly like a colossus.
Kudos to late Papa Senator Raji Adeleke of blessed memory for giving you the
best education, that money could buy during your time.
Six years on, your death is still like a dream to us all. Edel has lost one of its very best. An
amiable personality, of Mapo Arogun extraction, that truly, but silently
identified with its yearnings and aspirations committedly. How are the
The world lost an effervescent politics Guru and an
administrator par excellence.
A philanthropist of no mean order who will never promise what he will not fulfill, that was
Senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke the one and only SERUBAWON.
It has been positive testimonies
galore to his sweet memory since April 23rd, 2017 when the first executive governor of Osun State transitioned
to glory and interred at his Ede country home for eternal rest with your Creator in Aljanat
Senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke showed tremendous dexterity and drive in the
management of human and material resources in all the places, where he was
opportunity to serve.
Little wonder the distinguished son of Edeland, that late senator Isiaka Adeleke
was, became an encyclopedia of knowledge from whom, highly intelligent
quotient and native wisdom were tapped.
The first executive governor and Asiwaju of Edeland was a
detribalized Nigerian citizens, who saw every part of Nigeria as their home.
Always impeccably dressed in his coned-shaped cap, round spectacles, and elegant in his carriage, senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke was a delight to anyone who came to his ways
On the use of power, the son of late Senator Raji Adeleke thought that real men of power, never
yield to blind arrogance and delusional self-importance and they
always recognize; that the source of their capricious influence, can only
be ratified by God’s mercy, Little wonder his brother, the Incumbent governor of Osun state senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke who was nurtured from his political school of thought is performing wonders and has become the choice of the Osun people.
would say of you, senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke, that you mastered your
You were an invaluable asset to national growth, as evidenced in the number of bills you sponsored on the floor of the National Assembly, and your contributions to human resources and welfare.
The first executive governor of Osun state you have replaced in yourself, the great senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, who has been putting smiles on the faces of the people just as you will do perhaps you were alive, and that is our greatest joy that though you are dead your brother is keeping the flag flying “ASIA ADELEKE LELE LO N FE”.
Rest on the great political colossus, a philanthropist per excellence.
Wishing you eternal blissful eternal life on Aljanat Fridays.