Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke

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Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke
Governor of Osun State
In office
January 1992 – November 1993
Preceded by Leo Segun Ajiborisha
Succeeded by Anthony Udofia
Senator - Osun West
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Succeeded by Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein
Personal details
Born 15 January 1955
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Businessman, Politician

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was a Nigerian senator who represented the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State. He became a member of the Nigerian Senate in 2007.[1] He ran for reelection in April 2011 on the PDP platform, coming second with 77,090 votes. The winner was Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 121,971 votes.[2]

Background[edit]

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was born in 15 January 1955 in Ede in Osun State. He holds a Bachelor Of Arts Degree, and a Master's Degree In Public Administration. He was Chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Pro-Chancellor And Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar, Nigeria.[1][3] He was first civilian Executive Governor Of Osun State (1992–1993), until the military government aborted the transition to full civilian administration.[4] As governor, he signed the law establishing the Osun State College of Technology.[5]

Senate career[edit]

Osun State, Nigeria

Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was elected senator for Osun West in 2007. His main competitor was Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein, standing for the Action Congress. Hussein had spent two terms in the House of Representatives (1999–2007) as a member of the Alliance for Democracy party in a Lagos State constituency, but originated from Osun state. Hussein appealed the election unsuccessfully.[6] Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Integration and Cooperation, Housing and Air Force.[1]

In March 2008, he instituted a scholarship award for about 100 indigent students in tertiary institutions across the country.[7]

In July 2009, as chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke praised the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission, saying "so far INEC has performed creditably well".[8] He has supported the rights of Nigerians living abroad to vote in Nigerian elections.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Official result of OSUN Senatorial Elections". The Punch. Apr 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Timi of Ede, Oba Oyewusi Agbonran II". The Nation. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Osun State". Global Biofuels Ltd. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Our History". Osun State College of Technology. Retrieved 2010-01-10. [dead link]
  6. ^ "AC Senatorial Candidate boasts: I’ll flush Adeleke out of Senate". The Daily Sun. August 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Adeleke Scholarship Award for Indigent Students". This Day. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  8. ^ "INEC has done creditably well, Senate Committee!". INEC. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-09-20. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Nigerians abroad submit bill on voting right to National Assembly". Guardian Newspapers. August 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. [dead link]