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National AssemblyOsun Governorship Spotlight: Profile of Ademola Adeleke | Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)

Osun Governorship Spotlight: Profile of Ademola Adeleke | Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)


As familiar foes square up again at the Osun Governorship Election scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2022; bookmakers have tagged it a two-horse race.

Although, there are indications that it may not be so easy a battle for the major parties.

In our spotlight this week, we profile a frontrunner in the race to unseat Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He is a Senator in the 8th National Assembly, two-time Governorship candidate and flagbearer of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP); 62-Year-old Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke.

See all you should know about the ‘Dancing Senator.’

Legislative Profile

  • Lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District (2017-2019)
    Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)

    Major Achievements (Legislature)

  • 250 million Naira full scholarship scheme dedicated to University degree programs for 50 Students from the 10 Local Government Areas of Osun West Senatorial District.
  •  75million Naira full scholarship scheme for 15 students from other parts of Osun state outside of Osun West.
  • Provision of Power Generating set to the Abattoir operators of Iwo town.
  • Provision and installation of Transformers in different communities.
  • Provision of solar-powered street lights Popo Area in Ikire Irewole Local government.
  •  Snail farming training for 150 youths with the provision of start-up capital for the participants.
  • Computer literacy training 100 Teachers and provision of computer accessories.
  • Renovation of four blocks of eleven classrooms at Agbale Grammar School, Ede, Ede North Local Government.
  • Rehabilitation of three Classrooms at CAC Grammar School Ede South Local government.
  • Rehabilitation of two blocks of nine classrooms at Orile-Owu Grammar School, Orile-Owu in Ayedaade Local Government Area.

READ ALSO: Adeleke arraigned in court, granted bail

Political Career

  •  Governorship Candidate   (2018)
    Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)

Major Controversies

Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James is a research writer and journalist with years of proven footprints in areas of crime and politics. She has M.Sc in International Relations and Strategic Studies; and B.Sc in Mass Communication.
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