Oyo State has lost another foremost political icon and former House of Assembly member,Salaudeen Adebayo Adeleye.
The Oke Ogun born politician passed on early Friday morning at the age of 90 years.
Late Pa Salaudeen Adebayo Adelere who hails from Iseyin in Oke Ogun zone of the state was a councillor and later a member of Oyo State House of Assembly during the regime of late governor Bola Ige.
The Honorable that represented Iseyin, Kajola, Itesiwaju and Iwajowa at the House of Representatives in 2015 to 2019, Hon Abiodun Olasupo described the death of the foremost progressive politician as a great loss to the State and Iseyin community.
Olasupo said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, immediately after the announcement of the politician’s demise.
Pa Salaudeen Olalere, popularly referred to as ‘S.A’ breathed his last early Friday morning at the age of 90, after a foray into teaching, politics and community development efforts.
According to Hon Abiodun, the late Pa Olalere has bequeathed a politics of development to the progressive class as “Baba would rather stick to his policy of the people first, before the individual.
“We youths in politics learned a lot from Baba Adelere as he was seen as a leading light that would want the best for the State, his community and his followers, he worked for the unity of the core progressive elements despite his age and till his death, we shall remember him for these.”
In his words, another former federal representative, Hon Kola Olabiyi , Baba Adelere would be remembered for standing firm for good ideals as against politicians that were know for ‘selfish agenda.’
“Pa Adelere would rather go a separate way from the multitude when the sacred believes of the Progressive, as instituted by the likes of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and late Chief Bola Ige were trampled upon or when those in power derailed from service to the people, as entrenched in the manifesto of progressive politics, we will miss him,” he said.
Late Pa Salaudeen Adebayo Adelere celebrated his 90 years on the 18th of April, 2020 after a voyage of service to humanity, spanning teaching at public schools and entry into politics as the Councillor representing Koso Quarters in Iseyin in December 28th 1976.
He later proceeded to the State House of Assembly as a Honorable member in 1979 to 1983 and was honored with a Chieftaincy title by the then Aseyin of Iseyin, late Oba Moshood Osuolale Adeyeri.