The All Progressives Congress (APC) received news of senator Adeleke’s death with shock and grief.
The party, through its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, expressed deep sympathies to the immediate family, people and government of Osun State over his death.
The party said he was a detrabalised Nigerian, a democrat, an astute grassroots politician and philanthropist, who distinguished himself in all positions of service he occupied.
“The history of Osun State would be incomplete without copious reference to late Adeleke’s contributions to the state’s social, political and economic development as its first elected governor, the party said.
He recalled with pride that the establishment of a polytechnic at Iree, a College of Technology at Esa-Oke and the completion of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) as some of the notable legacies the Adeleke-led administration bequeathed during his short stint as governor of the then newly-created Osun State.
With the death of Senator Adeleke, Nigeria had, indeed, lost an illustrious son, whose wealth of experience was still needed as the present APC-led administration worked to restore the country to path of progress.
The party was, however, consoled by the fact that Adeleke lived an accomplished and impactful life.
Also, Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the sudden death of Senator Adeleke as shocking and very devastating.
The party, therefore, declared a three-day mourning and an immediate suspension of all party activities across the state, while the PDP flag would be flown at half-mast in honour of the former governor, who was once a senator on the platform of the party.
A release issued on Sunday by the state chairman, Honourable Soji Adagunodo, described the senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the National Assembly as a grassroots politician, whose impact on the lives of the people was noticeable and remarkable.
Adagunodo said the death of Adeleke marked the end of an era in the annals of Osun State.
According to the PDP chairman, the late senator was unequalled in Charisma, generousity and courage and will be missed across party lines.
He added that his brief tenure as Osun State Governor witnessed remarkable achievements in all spheres while his subsequent contributions to the development of the state was undeniable.
While condoling with the Adeleke family of Ede and the entire people of Osun state, the state PDP prays that the Almighty Allah will grant eternal rest in Aljanah to the late Asiwaju of Ede and comfort his entire family and associates.