Ademola Adeleke Biography
Full Name: Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke
Popular Name: Ademola Adeleke Moniker: Dancing Senator
Date of Birth: May 13, 1960
Place of Birth: Osun State, Nigeria
State of Origin: Osun State Nigeria
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Politician
Spouse : Titilola Adeleke
Net Worth: Under Review
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Ademola Adeleke Biography
Who Is Ademola Adeleke
Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke is a Nigerian politician and businessman. He was a senator that represented the Osun-west senatorial district between 2017 and 2019. He is popularly known as the “dancing senator” for his dancing skill. He is the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2022 Osun State gubernatorial election, he is currently Osun State Governor after being announced on Sunday 17th of July 2022 as the winner of the Osun State 2022 Governorship election, He contested the 2022 Osun state gubernatorial election and won with a total vote of 403, 371 over the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola, who got a total vote of 375, 027.
Ademola Adeleke Age
How Old Is Ademola Adeleke
Ademola Adeleke was born on the 13th of May 1960, he is currently 6o years old.
Ademola Adeleke Early Life And Education Background
Adeleke was born on May 13, 1960, in Ede, Osun State, into the well-known Adeleke family. His mother is an Igbo-Christian named Nnena Esther Adeleke, while his father is a Muslim named Raji Ayoola Adeleke. Dr. Adedeji Adeleke and Late Mr. Isiaka Adeleke are the names of his two older brothers. He is the third and final child of his parents.
Adeleke started his primary education at Methodist Primary School, Surulere, Lagos State, then relocated to Old Oyo State and attended Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire. He progressed to Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede, in the Old Oyo State and later moved to Ede Muslim Grammar School, Ede, where he finished his secondary school education before relocating to the United States. He left Nigeria to continue his studies, joining his two older brothers in the United States of America. He started his higher studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, United States of America, where he majored in criminal justice with a minor in political science.
He returned to school after controversies surrounding his educational qualification. He returned to school and enrolled at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the United States, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 2021.
Ademola Adeleke Career
Ademola Adeleke started his career as a service contractor at Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 1985 to 1989. He moved to Origin International LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, US, a flavor and fragrance manufacturing company, as vice president from 1990 to 1994. Adeleke is a businessman and administrator who, from 1992 to 1999, worked as an executive director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, where General Theophilus Danjuma was one of his co-directors. From 2001 to 2016, he served as the group executive director of his brother’s business, Pacific Holdings Limited.
Ademola Political Career
Adeleke joined politics with his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who passed away in April 2017. Adeleke began his political career in 2001. After his brother passed away in 2017, he ran in the Osun West by-election and won under the People’s Democratic Party. Ademola was a member of the All Progressives Congress before switching to the People’s Democratic Party. On July 23, 2018, Adeleke defeated Akin Ogunbiyi by seven votes to win the PDP’s election for governor of Osun State.
He emerged as the winner of the Osun State governorship election on September 22, 2018, but the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared it inconclusive. The state had a rerun election on September 27, 2018, in which he lost to the incumbent, Governor Gbotega Oyetola, and on July 5, 2019, the supreme court declared Gboyega Oyetola, the winner.
He is currently the governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2023 Osun state gubernatorial election.
He is currently Osun State Governor after being announced on Sunday 17th of July 2022 as the winner of the Osun State 2022 Governorship election, He contested the 2022 Osun state gubernatorial election and won with a total vote of 403, 371 over the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola, who got a total vote of 375, 027.