The new Senator representing Osun West, Senator Ademola Adeleke
has revealed how is late elder brother, Senator Isiak Adeleke helped his victory to the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
Although, Senator Ademola Adeleke gallantly won his opposition from People’s Democratic Party, few days after defection, he posited that it was the past legacy of his brother while he was the Governor of Osun state that helped him scale through for success.
“I was having fun during the campaign and enjoying my dance because my brother had done 70 percent of the job with his historical goodwill right from when he became an executive governor in 1991. I was always with him. I want to follow his footsteps and may God help me,” he said.
While having a meeting with the Prsidency;s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, Sen. Adeleke also expressed his sadness that he had to take the place of his brother his demise.
“My brother la!d a good foundation for me, but I would have preferred if he was around and had probably decided to retire at a good old age, instead of stepping into his shoes when he passed on,” he noted.
The lawmaker said he would always support a bottom-up style of development in the country that paid close attention to the grassroots by strengthening local government councils.
On his part, Adesina likened Adeleke’s victory at the polls reflection as a new era of bridge building in Nigeria’s democracy.
He said this would further strengthen political institutions for future elections.
“The expectations from you will be obviously very high because your late brother, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, was very popular, large-hearted and kind to a lot of people, and I know you are getting ready to fill the big shoes,” he added.