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Governorship Elections 2020

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Aminu Akeem Olanrewaju

Aminu Akeem Olanrewaju

Allied Peoples Movement (APM) Governorship Candidate

Age: 55 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: Diploma

University Attended: N/A

Aminu Akeem Olanrewaju is the Governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Aminu Akeem Olanrewaju is the Governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

He will be looking to win the governorship election ahead of sixteen other candidates come Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Okunade Taiwo

Okunade Taiwo

Labour Party (LP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 50 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: WAEC

University Attended: N/A

Okunade Taiwo is the governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Okunade Taiwo is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Taiwo who is believed to have entered the governorship race to test his political popularity will be looking to battle 16 other contestants for the Governorship seat on October 10, 2020.

Adesanya Olaoluwa

Adesanya Olaoluwa

Action Peoples Party (APP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 52 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: ND

University Attended: N/A

Adesanya Olaoluwa is the governorship candidate of the Action Peoples Party (APP) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Adesanya Olaoluwa is the governorship candidate of the Action Peoples Party (APP) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

 

Olowoloba Dele

Olowoloba Dele

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Governorship Candidate

Age: 41 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: B.Ed, M.Ed

University Attended: N/A

Olowoloba Dele is the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Olowoloba Dele is the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Dele who is a renowned educationist and is in the governorship race to test his political popularity will be looking to emerge as the winner of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state.

Ojajuni Eniola Joseph

Ojajuni Eniola Joseph

New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 42 | Occupation: Business Consultant/ Politician

Place of Birth: Ilaje, Ondo State

Highest Education Qualification: LLB, MBA

University Attended: Lagos State University

Ojajuni Eniola Joseph is the candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state .

Born to the royal family of Ojajuni Karaki, in Ilaje Eniola is another Law graduate in the race for the Ondo governorship seat.

Eniola who is a Law graduate from Lagos state university started his career as a student in LASU when he served as  Students Representatives Council (SRC) in the 2002/03 academic session.

His position as a member of the student representative council created an opportunity for him to become a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), on whose platform he later contested for the Lagos State House of Assembly, Kosofe constituency II in 2015 under the Alliance for Democracy.

Eniola who is not a first-timer in the governorship race contested as an aspirant during the Ondo state governorship election in 2016 but did not make it past the party's primary election.

in 2019,  Eniola contested at Presidential Election in Nigeria under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) he however stepped down his presidential ambition to support Omoyele Sowore, the contestant of (AAC).

Eniola who had his Primary School education in Ebute- Ipare Primary School, Ilaje Local Government Area, Ondo State proceeded to Ajao Estate High school in Anthony Village, Lagos where he completed his secondary education.  Eniola then gained entrance into Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo, where he studied Law for his first degree.

He later proceeded to Ghana Business School to study more in Business Administration.

Eniola will be looking to battle sixteen other candidates for the Ondo state governorship seat.

 

 

 

Funmilayo Jenyo Ataunoko

Funmilayo Jenyo Ataunoko

National Rescue Movement (NRM) Governorship Candidate

Age: 47 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: SSCE

University Attended: N/A

Funmilayo Jenyo Ataunoko is the Governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo State Scheduled for October 10, 2020.

Funmilayo Jenyo Ataunoko is the Governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo State Scheduled for October 10, 2020.

He will be looking to challenge big names like Rotimi Akeredolu, Eyitayo Jegede, and Agboola Ajayi for the Governorship seat.

He is in the governorship race to test his political popularity.

Babatunde Francis Alli

Babatunde Francis Alli

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 46 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: BSc

University Attended: N/A

Babatunde Francis Alli is the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state

Babatunde Francis Alli is the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state.

Alli has promised that all Civil servants will assume their rightful position if he gets elected as Ondo State Governor. 

He also promised to convey cost sparing measures in government to mirror the present Economic real factors. 

Fasua Peter Oyeleye

Fasua Peter Oyeleye

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 59 | Occupation: Entrepreneur/Journalist/Educationist

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: BSc

University Attended: N/A

Fasua Peter Oyeleye is the Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the forthcoming Ond state Governorship Candidate.

Fasua Peter Oyeleye, the founder of The College of Education, Iro, Ondo State is another big name contesting at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state.

Fasua who is famous for establishing the college of education in Ondo state emerged as the party's candidate after two other contestants  Mr Festus Owolola and Otunba Bamidele Oduwale, withdrew from the race.

 He will be looking to unseat Akeredolu come October 10, 2020.

Ojon Dotun

Ojon Dotun

Young Progressive Party (YPP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 38 | Occupation: Journalist

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: HND

University Attended: N/A

Ojon Dotun is the Governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) at the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State

Ojong Dotun who is the youngest contestant at the 2020 Ondo Governorship election is a renowned Journalist that have worked in reputable media organizations.

Ojon who was a political activist while in school, has a wealth of experience from different reputable media organizations.

Starting his journalism career at Ondo state Radiovision Corporation in 2004, Ojon went further to join TVC in 2012.

In 2014 he moved to MultiChoice Nigeria where he worked as a Program Acceptance Administrator.

He has expressed his desire to give the Ondo state a new phase with his LEAP agenda.

According to him, his  agenda is about a change in the direction of leadership from power to people. And this is what residents of the state want.

He will be looking to win the Governorship election ahead of Akeredolu,Jegede, Ajayi and thirteen other contestants.

Martin Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi

Martin Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi

African Democratic Party (ADP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 62 | Occupation: Architect

Place of Birth: Owo, Ondo State

Highest Education Qualification: BSc

University Attended: Prairie View A&M University, Texas, USA.

Martin Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi is the candidate of the African Democratic Party (ADP) at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo State.

Martin Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi is a crowned prince of Owo land, in Ondo state,  born to the Oba Olateru-Olagbegi, the late Olowo of Owo land in 1958.

Martin who is an Architect trained at the Prairie View A&M University in Texas, USA, started his academic pursuit at Owo Government School school after which he moved to  Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo in Oyo State.

He was offered a scholarship to study Architecture at Prairie View A&M University in Texas after which he secured a job at ATTI in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for two years before moving to Atlanta Georgia in 1986. And for the next ten years, he served as the Architectural Programme Coordinator for the City of Atlanta.

in 1996, Martin founded Nile Inc. a Design, Construction, and Environmental Management firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Co-founding the  Nigerian Professionals of Atlanta, Martin also served as the President of the Ondo State Association in Atlanta.

The ADP Governorship candidate however relocated to Nigeria in 2016, starting his political career as the National Deputy Chairman, of the party in the southwestern region.

Martin, in his campaign message, said that he decided to enter the Ondo State Governorship race to salvage the political destiny of Ondo state which according to him is gradually becoming a failed state.

Adelegan Adedapo Oluwaseyi

Adelegan Adedapo Oluwaseyi

African Democratic Congress (ADC) Governorship Candidate

Age: 58 | Occupation: Marketing And Public Relations Expert

Place of Birth: Lagos

Highest Education Qualification: BA, MBA

University Attended: University of Ilorin

Adelegan Adedapo Oluwaseyi is the Governorship Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state.

Adelegan Adedapo Oluwaseyi is a Marketing and PR expert who is looking to defeat the 16 other candidates and take care of the affairs of the state come October 10 2020.

Born in Lagos on the 20th of April 1962, Adedapo had his primary education at Ladi Lak in Yaba before moving to CMS Grammer School where he concluded his Secondary School education.

Adedapo further moved to Ondo state where ha had his A-Levels at the School of Art and Science in Ikare Ondo state.

In 1984, He proceeded to the University of Ilorin where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Department of English and graduated in 1987.

Adedapo proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1989 for an MBA program.

Bagging a lot of recognition and awards in the marketing and advertising terrain,  the Governorship candidate is believed to be one of the pioneers of  Electronic Outdoor Advertising in Nigeria.

Being listed as one of the top 50 marketing experts in Nigerian Marketing Memoirs, Adedapo who is the Group Managing Director of Celtron Group, a PR/Marketing Group in its 25th year, will be looking to unseat Rotimi Akeredolu on Saturday October 10, 2020.

Adeleye Adekunle Peter

Adeleye Adekunle Peter

African Action Congress (AAC) Governorship Candidate

Age: 57 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: WAEC

University Attended: N/A

Adeleye Adekunle Peter is the Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state. Adeleye who was actively involved in the popular 2019 #RevolutionNow Protest Organized by the party's National Chairman Omoyele Sowore will be looking to test his political popularity at the poll come October 10, 2020.

Adeleye Adekunle Peter is the Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC)  at the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state.

Adeleye who was actively involved in the popular  2019 #RevolutionNow Protest Organized by the party's National Chairman Omoyele Sowore will be looking to test his political popularity at the poll come October 10, 2020. 
 

Joshua Oluwafemi Adewole

Joshua Oluwafemi Adewole

Action Alliance (AA) Governorship Candidate

Age: 67 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: BSc

University Attended: N/A

Joshua Oluwafemi Adewole is the candidate of Action Alliance (AA) seeking to unseat the incumbent Governor at the October 10 Governorship election on Ondo state.

Joshua Oluwafemi Adewole is the candidate of Action Alliance (AA) seeking to unseat the incumbent Governor at the October 10 Governorship election on Ondo state.

Rotimi Adeleye Akindejoye

Rotimi Adeleye Akindejoye

Accord Party (A) Governorship Candidate

Age: 40 | Occupation: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A

Highest Education Qualification: BSc

University Attended: N/A

Rotimi Adeleye Akindejoye is the Governorship candidate of Accord Party who is the race to test his political popularity.

Rotimi Adeleye Akindejoye is the Governorship candidate of Accord Party who is the race to test his political popularity.

Ajayi Agboola Alfred

Ajayi Agboola Alfred

Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 52 | Occupation: Legal Practitioner and Politician

Place of Birth: Kiribo, Ese Odo

Highest Education Qualification: BL, LLB

University Attended: Igbinedion University

Agboola Ajayi, the current Deputy Governor of the state is another major contender of the Governorship seat.

Ajayi who is another Legal practitioner in the Governorship race, initially left the camp of his principal Rotimi Akeredolu to Peoples Democratic Party where he was hoping to get the Party’s governorship ticket. On losing the party’s primary election to Jegede, Ajayi further decamped to ZLP where he got the party’s ticket on a platter.

Ajayi who became more popular politically following his incessant fallout with Rotimi Akeredolu will be looking to bank on the influence of former Governor, Olusegun Mimiko to unseat his principal at the governorship poll.

The Deputy Governor who is a Law graduate of Igbinedion University, started his elementary education at Kiribo in Ese Odo LGA, We went further to acquire his secondary education at Community High school Kiribo, before moving to Okitipupa local government where he completed his secondary education at Methodist high school. After graduating from Igbinedion University, Ajayi went proceeded to the Nigerian law school and got called to bar after his graduation from law school in 2010.

Agboola's political career became recognized after he was appointed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as the party’s chairman in Old Apoi ward one between 1988 and 1992.

He was later made the secretary of Peoples Democratic Party in Ilaje/ Ese Odo Local government between 1998 when the party was formed and 1999.

In 1991, Ajayi was appointed supervisor for Agriculture for Ese-Odo Local Government between 1999 and 2001. He also bagged another appointment as the supervisor for Works and Transport for Ese-Odo Local Government between 2001 and 2003.

He was appointed caretaker Chairman of Ese-Odo Local Government in 2003 before he got elected as the chairman of Ese-Odo Local government. He served as the local government chairman from 2004 to 2007.

In 2007, Agboola was elected to the Federal House of Representatives to represent Ilaje/Ese-Odo federal constituency.

Ajayi chaired the House Committee on NDDC while at the House of reps.

Ajayi who was elected alongside Akeredolu in 2016, will be looking to emerge as the state governor when the result of the Governorship election is announced.

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate

Age: 53 | Occupation: Politician/Lawyer

Place of Birth: Ipele town, Owo

Highest Education Qualification: LL.B

University Attended: University of Lagos (Unilag)

A Governorship candidate of the People Democratic People (PDP).

Eyitayo Jegede is another Legal practitioner in the Ondo Governorship election race. Being the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Second Time, Jegede will be looking to unseat Rotimi Akeredolu whom he lost to Back in 2016.

Eyitayo Jegede is a renowned legal practitioner and Nigerian politician who has been activelyInvolved in Ondo state politics.

Born to the family of Late Chief Johnson Bosede, the Odupetu of Isinkan, Jegede who started his academic pursuit at St Stephen's Primary school Modakeke in Ile Ife proceeded to Aquinas College in Akure where he had his secondary education between 1973 and 1978.

Jegede who was known to be a very active sport-man was a senior prefect at Aquinas college.

He went ahead to Christ School in Ado Ekiti where he had his Higher school certificate Education.

Jegede captained the school’s volleyball team both at Aquinas College and Christ School.

Moving on to the University of Lagos for his University education between 1980 and 1983, Jegede’s emergence as the institution’s volleyball captain was not a thing of surprise as he had been an active volleyball player from Aquinas College.

Jegede became a recognized lawyer after being called to bar at the Nigerian Law school Lagos in 1984.

He was in 1992 appointed a notary public by the then chief justice of Nigeria and became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) 10 years after.

Jegede went ahead to establish his law firm in 1996 before taking his previous appointment as Chief Law officer in Ondo state.

He was in 2009 appointed as the Ondo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

Jegede who is also a one time chancellor of the Anglican communion will be looking to unseat the Incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who is a fellow legal practitioner and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress whom he lost to in 2016 at the forthcoming election.

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate

Age: 64 | Occupation: Politician/Lawyer

Place of Birth: Owo, Ese Odo

Highest Education Qualification: BL, LLB

University Attended: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Akeredolu Rotimi (SAN), is the incumbent Governor of Ondo State

Rotimi Akeredolu the current Governor of Ondo state is a legal practitioner and a Nigerian politician who fully entered into the political terrane in 2011 after he contested as one of the aspirants to be Action Congress of Nigeria’s (CAN) governorship candidate at the Ondo Governorship election in 2013.

Emerging as the flag bearer of ACN at the election, Akeredolu who contested against the incumbent Governor Olusegun Mimiko, failed to win his election bid.

However, in 2016 Akeredolu was awarded the Governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress and defeated Eyitaayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the polls.

Born July 21 1956, Akeredolu whose educational journey started at Government School, Owo.  proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively.

 He then proceeded to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, where He graduated in 1977 and was called to bar in 1978.

After graduating from law school in 1978, Akeredolu was appointed the Attorney General of Ondo State 12 years later serving as the state’s attorney between 1997 and 1999.

Advancing his legal career, Akeredolu became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1998.

 

Akeredolu who served as the Chairman of the Legal Aid Council between 2005 and 2006 became the President of Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.

Akeredolu will be seeking to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of PDP and his Ajayi Agboola, his deputy who left his camp to join Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) the party of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

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