The family of Isiaka Adeleke has fired back at Governor Rauf Aregbesola for describing business mogul, Deji Adeleke, as a mad man.
Aregbesola had said the business mogul may be suffering from a mental problem due to the death of his elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke.
Reacting, however, the Adelekes in a statement noted that the utterance of Aregbesola was not befitting of a governor, stressing that the governor, who had not held the television programme, ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’, for some years, hurriedly organised one after the sudden death of Isiaka and he danced all night long during the show.
The statement read, “What’s more appalling is Aregbesola’s outburst – as widely quoted in major newspapers, that Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s sudden death ‘has affected the psyche’ of Dr Deji Adeleke. How? One may want to ask: If Aregbesola has a giant, a towering personality and eminent person like the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in his family, and he lost such a distinguished personality to the cold hands of death, will he take to the streets and dance merrily?
“What is the sin of the Adeleke family in putting one of their own forward to contest the Osun-West senatorial by-election, if that is what is giving Ogbeni Aregbesola some concern.
“If Aregbesola is talking of a contentious Certificate of Occupancy, is he the one that provided the billions of naira that put Adeleke University up as the ‘Harvard’ of Nigeria?”
Since the death of Isiaka Adeleke, who was a serving senator, there has been animosity between the family and the Aregbesola administration.