Adeleke Isiaka

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke; Nigerian politician and criminologist. Adeleke became the first civilian governor of Osun State after the state was carved out of the old Oyo State in August 1991. He was elected into the Senate to represent Osun West Senatorial district in 2007 and chaired the Senate Committee on INEC. Isiaka’s father, Ayoola Adeleke was a senator in the second republic whose political associates included heavy weight Bola Ige and Sunday Afolabi. Adeleke contested the governorship election of the state on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in 2003 but lost out to the incumbent Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola[i].
Place of Growth

Adeleke Isiaka was born January 15, 1955 in Ede, Osun State.



Adeleke was educated at Alafia Institute, Mokola, Ibadan; Ogbomosho Grammar school; Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA; Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA.

Adeleke was governor, Osun State, 1991-1992; director, Pacific Merchant Bank, Lagos; Pacific Farm Limited, Ede, and Lagos; Pacific Drilling Company, Lagos and Thorley International. He is also the chairman, Tadel Investment Limited, Lagos. Adeleke is a member of Ede Progressive Union and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. He represented Osun State in the Senate in 2007[ii].
[i] Westerner August 3, 2009

[ii] Newswatch January 24, 2011

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