Isiaka Adeleke, a senator in the current 8th Assembly, and a three term senator representing Osun West senatorial district, has been confirmed dead.
He died at the age of 62 at Bikets Hospital in Osogbo, the Osun state capital after suffering a heart attack, according to family sources.
It is understood that he was preparing to run for the Osun governorship election in 2018 before his death on Sunday morning.
The All Progressives Congress (APC through its twitter handle: @APCNigeria) also confirmed his death.
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Meanwhile, confusion ensued in Ede, the home town of Isiaka Adeleke, as his lifeless body was returned to the Ladoke Akontola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, for an autopsy.
This is against the expectation of sympathisers who waited as the body was earlier being prepared for burial, according to Islamic rites.
Sources close to the incident said that the autopsy option will be taken following rumours that he was poisoned at a political meeting on Saturday.
He was born as Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke in Enugu on 15 January 1955 to the family of Senator Ayoola Adeleke and Esther Adeleke.
He started his primary education at Christ Church School, Enugu before moving to Ibadan. He had his secondary education at Ogbomoso Grammar School and later went to the United States for his university education.
He was Chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Pro-Chancellor And Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar, Nigeria.