Dapo Abiodun's Profile

Dapo Abiodun (born 29 May 1960) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is the Governor of Ogun State after winning the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. Dapo Abiodun was the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. He is the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited. On 10 March 2019, he was declared Governor-Elect of Ogun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Early life

Abiodun was born on 29 May 1960 in Iperu RemoOgun State, to the royal family of Iperu. He was born into the family of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs. Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district.

Education

The educational background of Abiodun remains unclear. He was involved in a certificate scandal in the build up to the 2019 general elections when he claimed in the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, but in the 2019 governorship form, he claimed to possess only secondary school certificate of education.

In an interview with Seun Okinbaloye on channels television in December 2018, Abiodun "Claimed To Have Never Gotten A Degree From Obafemi Awolowo University". He claimed to have been a student of the institution but didn't graduate from the school

Career

He is the managing director/CEO of the Nigerian oil and gas company Heyden Petroleum Ltd (HPL). He is also reportedly the founder of First Power Limited.

Politics

Abiodun is a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defecting after the 2015 general elections. He contested the Ogun East senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 Nigerian general elections which he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. He was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. He has served as a member of various presidential committees and organisations.

In 2019, he contested in the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state and won, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State on 29 May 2019.

He is a born again Christian and worships with the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry. He has testified that despite much opposition to him getting into the office of Ogun state governor God still got him there.

Private Life

He is married to Bamidele Abiodun and they have had five children.

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