Home BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHY: Hon. Akogun Olugbenga Omole – Lawmaker Representing Akoko South West Constituency 1

BIOGRAPHY: Hon. Akogun Olugbenga Omole – Lawmaker Representing Akoko South West Constituency 1

by Sanusi Oluwasegun

The strength of a man is often measured not by his raw masculine energy but by his invaluable characters and intellectual prowess.The character strength of Akogun Olugbenga Akinola Omole is an attribute that people of his generation are readily proud of.Akogun as he is popularly known in the Social and Political Circle in Ondo State has passed the test of integrity,competence and dependability in previous responsibilities saddled with.Omole has earned the trust of his people through diligent and honest execution of integrity laden assignments given to him in the past. Olugbenga Omole can fittingly be best described as a conscientious individual who places much emphasises on competence,loyalty and integrity.

The trust reposed in the abilities of Akogun was justified with his appointment as Personal Assistant to the Former Governor of Ondo State Chief Adebayo Adefarati of Blessed Memory in Charge of Youth and Union Matters from 2001 to 2003.Performance of Omole on this assignment was nothing short of sterling in a strict sense of it.He was later handed a higher responsibility at the Ondo State Agency as a Camp Commandant and the Welfare Officer of Sunshine Stars Football Club between September 2009 and December 2011,a time the darling Team of Ondo State got Continental Ticket for the very first time.Akogun did succeed in making his name synonymous with excellence, integrity and diligence while handling this assignment.He has equally proven his mettle as an intellect with a deep knowledge of Nigeria Football and the Nigerian Professional League.Gbenga has over the years engaged in analysing Football on Radio and Television Stations across the country.This intellectual engagement and his role in Sunshine Stars Football Club for two Football Seasons have combined to deepen his knowledge on the workings and intricacies of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The political dexterity of Gbenga Omole was given a room for expression when he became the Coordinator of Aketi in Akoko South West Local Government Area before the APC primary election in 2016.The hash tag “#IstandwithAketi” which later enjoyed wide acceptability amongst the Youth and also became an instant identity for Aketi’s supporters on various social media platforms was indeed created by Gbenga Omole.He has made himself a dedicated and loyal supporter of Aketi since the later ventured into partisan politics in 2012. The overwhelming victory of Aketi in Oka Akoko could be conviniently attributed to the relentless social media campaign and grassroots connective appeals of Gbenga Omole.This is also coupled with his collaboration with other APC leaders in Oke-Oka, while the support lent by the Royal Father of Oka equally gave impetus to the success recorded by the party.Prior to the November, 2016 Gubernatorial Election, Akogun had emphatically told whoever that cared to listen that Aketi would record overwhelming victory in Akoko South West and the whole of Akoko; lo, it happened just as he had predicted.

The Oka-Akoko born Football Administrator and Political tactician has been a member of Campaign for Democracy (CD) since 1995 and a member Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) since 1995.Akogun is a foundation member of Ondo State Youth in Politics (OYIP) and the Publicity Secretary of Ondo State Youth Forum since year 2001.He is the President of Akoko Youth Forum.He is a foundation member of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that later metamorphosised into the All Progressive Congress (APC).Omole is a member of Media and Publicity Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State as well the Ondo State Coordinator of Broom for Every Home.He is the South West Zonal Coordinator of Nigeria Social Media Forum and the South West Zonal Coordinator of Nigeria Youth for Better Democracy.He worked tirelessly as the Chairman Directorate of Youth Buhari/ Osinbajo Campaign Organization, Ondo State Chapter in 2015.Gbenga repeated same feat as a member Directorate of Youth Akeredolu/Ajayi Campaign Committee in 2016.

Gbenga Omole who hails from Oka,Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State was born in the early 70’s and he is well Educated and sufficiently exposed.He is a Master Degree Holder in Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba Akoko.He had earlier bagged a Bsc.Degree in Geography from the University of Ilorin. Akogun attended Federal School of Arts and Science Ondo for his Higher School Certificate and Owo High School,Owo for his West African Examination Certificate and St.Johns/Mary Demonstration Primary School OWO for his First Leaving School Certificate.

Omole is the Chief Executive Officer of an Award Winning Company,Hero Communication and Events Management and he devoted quality time for efficient management of his Family’s Expansive Farming Business till Date.

Akogun did quite well for adding colour and glitz to the 2018 Oka Day in which he solely sponsored a Football competition amongst the quarters and various clubs in Oka.This is has successfully done every year except this year due to Covid 19 and this has apparently became a veritable avenue to foster unity,development and empowerment for Oka youths through Sports.Football Scouts, coaches and an Ex-Nigeria International were on ground during the final match with mouth watering prizes given to deserving
Footballers.The most outstanding part of this is that the discovered Football Talents are about now been given Career lifelines of joining first class Football Academies within and outside of the country.Prior to his emergence as the Candidate of his Party,All Progressives Congress for House Assembly Akoko South West Constituency 1 Oka, Akogun was appointed as the Education Secretary for Akoko South West in October 2017 by Ondo State Governor,Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.Under his purview as Education Secretary over 50 different projects in 17 Public Primary Schools was executed and 90% of these projects was completed before he resigned to contest in the House of Assembly Primary and he eventually won the General election with a landslide victory in March 2019.
Immediately he was inaugurated as a Lawmaker he has o not look back in putting smiles on the faces of his Constituents by embarking on various humanitarian work and genuine empowerment of his people.
He collaborated with an Indian and a United Nation Awardee Urmila Chanam a Global Expert in Menstrual Hygiene who is the founder of Breaking the Silent by organizing workshops in various Secondary Schools in Ondo State focusing on the Girl Child.

Akogun Omole has a flair for writing especially on Social Media Platforms and this talent actually accounted for his selection as the South West Coordinator for Nigerian Social Media Forum.He is a very Resourceful Youth Leader,Football Administrator,Farmer and a Consummate Politician with a huge followers.
Hon.Akogun Olugbenga Omole is the Chairman House Committee on Information and Vice Chairman House Committee on Works and Infrastructures in the Ondo State House of Assembly.
Akogun is a recipient of many Awards.
He is the Commander of Christian Faith African Church Oka Akoko Diocese.
He Passionately loves to Read,Write and Travel.
Omole is a responsible family man with healthy children.

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