B-Red’s Father Senator Isiaka Adeleke Is Dead
Father of Davido’s cousin B-red and member of the Nigerian Senate, Isiaka Adeleke has died. The three-term Senator currently representing Osun West Senatorial district having won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2015. He was aged 62.
Adeleke died Sunday at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo, the Osun state capital, after suffering a heart attack according to family sources. His death came just hours after he engaged in a political meeting which terminated late Saturday.
Until his death, Mr. Adeleke chaired the Senate committee on capital market.
He was in the Senate for the second time, having first represented Osun West between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He could not return to the Senate in 2011, after he was defeated by Mudashiru Hussein of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.
But in 2014, after a failed governorship bid, he defected to the All Progressives Congress which sponsored him to contest the 2015 Osun West senatorial election which he won to earn a second time in the Senate.
Mr. Adeleke became the first elected Governor of Osun State in 1991 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.
He is sponsor of a bill to protect whistleblowers and security informants.