12 Things To Know About Osun Gov-Elect, Ademola Adeleke Beyond Dancing Prowess

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Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of the 2022 Osun Governorship election, Sunday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning declared that Adeleke who polled the majority of the votes cast is declared winner and returned elected as the governor of Osun state for the next years.

The New Diplomat had reported that Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes.

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Adeleke was declared winner after his second attempt at the governprship seat of the party. He fell short of victory by a small margin to Oyetola.

Below here are further things to know about the latest governor-elect in town;

1). His full name is Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke.

2). He was born on May 13, 1960, in Ede, Osun State. He hails from a popular and influential family in Ede a town located in Ede Local Government Area.

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3). He was born to the family of Nnena Esther Adeleke, an Igbo-Christian and Raji Ayoola Adeleke, a Muslim.

4). He is the third and the final child of his parents. His brothers are late governor of Osun state, Isiaka Adeleke and Adedeji Adeleke, a Nigerian billionaire, business magnate and president of Adeleke University.

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5). Adeleke started his elementary education at Methodist Primary School in Surulere, Lagos State, and later transferred to Nawarudeen Primary School in Ikire.

6). He went further at Ede Muslim Grammar School Ede, completing his secondary education before moving to the US to join his two elder brothers.

7). After his defeat at the 2018 governorship poll, Adeleke enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College where he bagged a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice in 2021.

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8). He became prominent in the Nigerian politics after the demise of his brother, Isiaka Adeleke, who served as a senator for Osun-West.

9). After the death of his elder brother on April 23, 2017, Ademola filled Isiaka’s vacancy in the Senate.

10). He earned the name “dancing senator” during his time as a senator for the Osun West Senatorial District between 2017 and 2019.

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11). Adeleke served as the executive director of Pacific Holdings Limited’s from 2001 to 2016; and later as a service contractor for Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States.

12). He was the vice president of Origin International LLC, a flavour and fragrance manufacturing company in Atlanta, Georgia, US from 1990 to 1994.

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