Osun state governor, Nurudeen Jackson Ademola Adeleke’s Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions
Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke is a politician and businessman from Nigeria who has been the governor of Osun State since 2022. From 2017 to 2019, he served as the senator who represented Osun-West. He is from the Adeleke family of Ede in Osun State. In the rerun of the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial election, incumbent governor Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola of the APC beat him. He ran for governor of Osun State in 2022 on the PDP’s platform and won.
Adeleke, a member of the well-known Adeleke family, was born on May 13, 1960, in Ede, Osun State. His father, Raji Ayoola Adeleke, is a Muslim, while his mother, Nnena Esther Adeleke, is an Igbo-Christian. His two older brothers are known by the names Dr. Adedeji Adeleke and Late Mr. Isiaka Adeleke. He is his parents’ third and last kid. After moving to Old Oyo State, Adeleke attended Nawarudeen Primary School in Ikire after beginning his elementary education at Methodist Primary School in Surulere, Lagos State. He proceeded on to Ede Muslim Grammar School, where he completed his secondary education before relocating to the United States, after attending Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in the former Old Oyo State. He joined his two older brothers in the United States of America after relocating from Nigeria to finish his education. At Jacksonville State University in Alabama, the United States of America, he began his higher education. There, he majored in criminal justice and minored in political science.
From 1985 through 1989, Ademola Adeleke worked as a service contractor with Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. From 1990 until 1994, he served as vice president of Origin International LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia, US-based manufacturer of flavors and fragrances. Businessman and administrator Adeleke served as executive director of Guinness Nigeria Plc from 1992 to 1999. General Theophilus Danjuma served as one of his co-directors. He worked as the group executive director of his brother’s company, Pacific Holdings Limited, from 2001 until 2016.
Political career ambition
Along with his late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who passed away in April 2017, Adeleke entered politics. In 2001, Adeleke started his political career. He ran for office in the Osun West by-election under the People’s Democratic Party after his brother passed away in 2017. He won. Ademola joined the People’s Democratic Party after previously belonging to the All Progressives Congress. On July 23, 2018, Adeleke won the PDP’s election for governor of Osun State by seven votes over Akin Ogunbiyi. On September 22, 2018, he was declared the victor of the Osun State governorship election, but the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) ruled it to be inconclusive. He lost the state’s September 27, 2018, rerun election against incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola, and on July 5, 2019, the supreme court proclaimed Gboyega Oyetola the victor. Ademola Adeleke (also known as the Dancing Senator), who was running for governor for the second time, upset incumbent Oyetola in the Osun 2022 gubernatorial election. On Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Osogbo, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the returning officer, announced the results. He reported that Adeleke received 403,371 votes, defeating Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, the APC candidate, who received 375,027 votes.
Mrs. Titilola Adeleke is the spouse of Adeleke. Adebayo Adeleke, better known as B-Red, Shina Adeleke, sometimes known as Shina Rambo, and Nike Adeleke are the names of the couple’s two sons and one daughter. They are all employed in the entertainment sector. He is also David Adeleke’s uncle, better known by his stage name Davido, a well-known artist from Nigeria.
Nigerians are familiar with the Adelekes due to their wealth. There were four of them: three brothers and one sister. They are Adedeji Adeleke, a successful businessman best known as Davido’s father; Isiaka Adeleke, a late senator and former governor of Osun State; Ademola Adeleke; and Dupe Adeleke, their sole sibling. Dupe is a well-known businessperson in Ibadan.
- Certificate scandal
Adeleke was accused and charged with falsifying his WAEC scores and high school recommendations. The Osogbo high court asked him to renounce his bid for governor. When Adeleke filed his declaration to INEC on July 20, 1988, Osun State was not yet a state. The SSCE outcomes alluded to in the testimony additionally provided proof that the examination format wasn’t in use in 1981. The principal who signed the 1988 testimonial and the 2018 testimonial both bear his or her signatures in the 2018 Headed, Ede Muslim High School testimonial. Adeleke’s counsel claims that his secondary school hasn’t publicly disputed the statement, which resulted in the principal’s arrest. The principal was detained as a result. In requesting that the lawsuit be dismissed, Adeleke’s defense attorney claims that Adeleke’s secondary school has not publicly denied his evidence. The case was dismissed because the court ruled that Adeleke’s forgeries could not be proven. One of the witnesses said during his evidence in court that Adeleke wasn’t in the examination room.
- Governorship race
On September 22, 2018, Adeleke ran for governor of Osun state under the PDP against prominent competitors Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the APC and Iyiola Omisore of the SDP. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) pronounced the election inconclusive and scheduled a rematch for September 27, 2018. After the run-off, the APC candidate Oyetola was crowned the victor. Adeleke denounced the outcome, calling the election a “coup.” The Abuja-based tribunal announced Adeleke as the election’s victor on March 22, 2019. On Friday, July 5, 2019, the Supreme Court subsequently determined that Gboyega Oyetola was the legitimate victor of the 2018 Osun State governorship election. Adeleke ran as a candidate for the PDP on July 16, 2022, to unseat incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola. With 402,979 votes to 375,077, Adeleke defeated Gboyega Oyetola. Olorunda, Ede South, Orolu, Osogbo, Odo Otin, Ifelodun, Boluwaduro, Atakumosa, and Ila are just a few of the local government districts that Adeleke won.
The general public is unaware of Ademola Adeleke’s exact net worth. He hasn’t disclosed his estimated net worth, yet Nigerians still regard him as a billionaire. Also, he hails from the affluent Adeleke family of Ede, Osun State. His success in business and politics is evidence that he is a highly wealthy man.
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