What and what do you know about the dancing Senator, Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke?
Well, here are some 22 facts that might interest you about the PDP governorship candidate in Osun State who late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke served as the first democratically elected Governor of the State…
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 recently, 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.
9 ) He was Director, Guinness Nigeria, (1992-1998). Guinness Nigeria is the manufacturer of Guinness Beer, Malta Guinness, McDowell, Gordon’s Gin, Harp etc.
9) He was 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 the 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: where he polled a massive 31,865 votes as against the paltry 4,880 votes of the APC candidate in the two LGAs in Edeland.
13) Since he was elected Senator of the Federal Republic a year ago, he has instituted a N250million University Scholarship Awards to 50 students from Osun West Senatorial District.
14) He has instituted a N75million University Scholarship Awards to 15 students from other parts of Osun State.
15) Ademola provided power Transformers to 7 communities in his senatorial district.
16) He 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 of Osun State when he becomes the Governor is contained in a document he styled Six Point Agenda:
i) Reverse bastardised Civil Service by Improved Worker’s Welfare
ii) Restructured Education System
iii) Food and Agriculture
iv) Rejuvenated Economy
vi) Improved Road & Water Infrastructures
You can click the below link to read further https://senatorademolaadeleke.com/manifesto/
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 Uncle to famous singer David Adeleke (aka DAVIDO)
21) He loves dancing, hence he is nicknamed the ‘Dancing Senator.’ He neither smokes nor drinks alcohol.
22) Ademola speaks Yoruba, Igbo and English fluently.