Aregbesola declares three-day mourning


Governor Rauf Aregbesola has declared a three-day period of mourning in honour of the first civilian governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

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Adeleke, who is a serving senator representing the Osun-West senatorial district, died early Sunday morning.

Aside from the declaration by the governor, the Osun State House of Assembly has also declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the late politician.

Aregbesola’s statement read, “This is to announce that the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has directed the declaration of a three-day period of mourning throughout the state.

“This is in honour of the departed first civilian Governor of the State of Osun, Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

“The three-day mourning period commences from today, Monday, April 24, 2017. During the period of mourning, all flags are to fly half mast.”

The Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, gave the directive on Monday.

The Speaker, in a statement issued by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said all legislative activities would be suspended for the mourning period.

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