Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, reportedly died less than 24 hours after attending a social function at Kuta, Ile-Ogbo in the Ayedire Local Government Area of the state.
According to family sources, the three-term Senator died on Sunday, April 23 at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo, the Osun state capital, after suffering a heart attack.
A family source said the Ede-born senator complained of serious stomach upset and asked one of his aides to fetch his younger sister, Dupe.
A domestic staff told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Adeleke attended a meeting till 2am yesterday before retiring to bed.
The source further explained that the deceased attended burial and wedding ceremonies in Guta and Iwo on Saturday.
Adeleke’s doctor was said to have been invited early in the morning when the Osun state lawmaker complained of leg pains.
According to the source, the doctor gave him an injection and left only to be called back after the senator complained of stomach ache.
The lawmaker was also said to be complaining of pains in one of his legs. He was rushed to the hospital at 6.00am and died few hours after admission.
The deceased was governor on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) between 1992 and 1993. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from 2003 to 2011.
Mr. Adeleke attempted to run for governor on the platform of the PDP in 2014 but was stopped in controversial circumstances by the party. He later defected to the APC where he was given the ticket to run for Senate in 2015.