More than just dancing… 22 Things You Should Know About Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke [OPEN]

Senator Ademola Adeleke. Photo: Guardian

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared that the Osun State Governorship election held on Saturday was inconclusive after candidate of the PDP Senator Ademola Adeleke polled 254,698 votes to beat Gboyega Oyetola of the APC who came second having polled 254,345 with a margin of 343 votes.

Here are 22 important things things to know about the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke:

1) He was born 13th May 1960 in Enugu.

2) His father, Ayoola, former Balogun of Edeland, was a Second Republic Senator and one of the protégés of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in UPN.


3) His mother is Nnena Esther Adeleke, an Igbo Christian from Enugu.

4) He attended Methodist Primary School, Surulere, Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire; Seventh Day Adventist Secondary, Ede and Muslim Grammar School, Ede.

5) He also attended Jacksonville University, USA, where he studied Criminology.

6) Until of recent, he was the President of Old Student’s Association of Muslim Grammar School, Ede.

7) He began his career working with Quicksilver Courier Company, USA, as a Service Contractor (1985-1989)

8) He was Vice President of Origin International, USA,(1985-1989).Origin International manufactures fragrances and flavours for industrial use. He was Director of Guinness Nigeria (1992-1998).Guinness Nigeria is the manufacturer of Guinness Stout, Malta Guinness, McDowell, Gordon’s Gin, Harp etc.

9) He was also Executive Director, Pacific Holdings Limited (2001-2016). Pacific Holdings is the operator and owner of Olorunsogo and Omotosho power stations purchased $300million from the Federal Government of Nigeria.The company’s stations have combined capacity to generate 670MW.

10) He was elected Senator of the Federal Republic in July 2017 after defeating the candidate of the ruling APC.

11) His victory in the by-election was emphatic because he won in 9 out of the 10 Local Governments of Osun West Senatorial District, polling 97,480 votes as against APC’s 66,116.

12) The love he enjoys from his people reflected in the votes he garnered from Edeland: he polled a massive 31, 865 votes as against paltry 4, 880 votes of APC candidate in the two LGs in Edeland.

13) Since he was elected Senator of the Federal Republic,a year ago,he has instituted N250million University scholarship awards to 50 students from Osun West Senatorial District.

14) He has also instituted N75million University scholarship to 15 students from other parts of Osun State.

15) Ademola provided power Transformers to 7 communities in his senatorial district.

16) He also constructed and rehabilitated 27 classrooms in Osun West Senatorial District.

17) He emerged PDP’s governorship candidate July 23 2018 after defeating his closest rival with 7 votes.

18) His plan on how to steer the ship of governance in Osun State when he becomes the Governor is contained in a document he styled Six Point Agenda:

Improved Worker’s Welfare

Restructured Education System

Food and Agriculture

Rejuvenated Economy

Improved Road and Water Infrastructures

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19) He is married and has three children: Sade Adenike, BRed and Sina Rambo. BRed and Shina Rambo are popular Nigerian hip-hop artistes.

20) Ademola is the Uncle to famous singer, David Adeleke (aka DAVIDO)

21) He loves dancing, hence the reason he is nicknamed ‘Dancing Senator.’ and he neither smokes nor drinks alcohol.

22) Ademola speaks Yoruba, Igbo and English fluently.


SEE ALSO: Osun 2018 Governorship Election: Facts Do Not Lie By Chima Amadi [OPEN]

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