UPDATE: Isiaka Adeleke to be Buried Today

Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke
Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke

(NAN) The first civilian  governor of  Osun state,  Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who died earlier today will be buried at about 4pm in Ede, his hometown.

The 62 year-old three time Senator  died  at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the residence of the former governor in Ede reports that the atmosphere was emotional as his corpse was brought in at about  1:10 p.m, preparatory to the Islamic burial rites at 4:p.m.

A huge crowd of sympathisers and family members were seen  weeping uncontrollably on sighting the corpse of the  flamboyant politician and socialite.

Adeleke had  won  the Osun West senatorial seat  on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)   in  2003 and  2007. He lost in 2011.

He, however, defected from the PDP  in the build up to the 2015 general elections  and won again on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

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