Ademola Adeleke (Dancing Senator) is a Politician in Nigeria and also a senator who represents Osun-west district of osun state since the year 2017. He was born into a well respected family of Ede in Osun state. Senator Ademola Adeleke was born on the 13th of may 1960 in Enugu.
He is a Nigerian by nationality, he belongs to a political party called PDP, his mother’s name is called Nnena Adeleke and his father who is dead is called Senator Raji Ayoola Adeleke. He is tagged and nicknamed Dancing senator by friends and family members as well as social media critics.
Senator Ademola Adeleke has 3 children (2 sons) who are musicians by profession. They are called B-Red and Shina Rambo and a daughter, Nike Adeleke. He is also the uncle to one of Nigeria’s famous and popular musician and singer by name Davido.
As at now, Ademola Adeleke is a current member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In addition, he recently won the primary election under the People’s Democratic Party to be the lead candidate and flag bearer for the osun governorship election slated for late 2018.
The participation and running in the primary election was because of the death of his brother Late Isiaka Adeleke who was formally the one in office of running for the primary election.
EARLY FAMILY LIFE
Ademola Adeleke was born into a disciplined family which included his father Ayoola Adeleke and his mother Nnena Esther Adeleke. His father was a devout and committed muslim man while his mother is a strong and also committed Igbo Christian mother.
His father who is late Ayoola Raji Adeleke is the Balogun of Ede land in Osun state, his father was a perceptive politician, he was also a second republic senator and also important and cherished political pillar of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) while working together with the historic and legendary premier of western Nigeria in the person of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Senator Ademola Adeleke began his primary school education at Methodist Primary School in surulere, Lagos state. Thereafter, he relocated to Old Oyo state and attended and continued at Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire.
He graduated and moved on to the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede. After completing in that school in the Old Oyo state, he proceeded to the Muslim Grammar School, Ede where he was appointed the Senior School prefect and he put up a good display to other students while in office.
After some time in Nigeria while still schooling, he travelled to the United State of America where he furthered his educational abilities by studying criminology at Jacksonville State University, Alabama.
Let us take a brief look at Senator Ademola private life before he entered into the political sector with PDP. Ademola Adeleke is an administrator and a clever business man. Before he divided into politics, he was known and regarded as the Group Executive Director at Pacific Holdings limited from about 2001 till 2016.
Being the Group Executive Director, he was charged with the duty for the organization’s business expansion, strategic planning and ideas, policy formation or upbring and review. His finance and administrative skills were used in influencing some group of people. Before he started working for Pacific Holdings Limited, Ademola Adeleke had previously worked with Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA while assuming the position as a Service Contractor from about the year 1985 till 1989.
He was charged with the duty and also responsible for efficient, reliable service delivery covering about and over 780 residences and big businesses. After working with Quicksilver Courier Company in Atlanta, he then proceeded to work with Origin International LLC, In Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Orgin International LLC which he worked for is a company that produces and manufactures flavours and fragrance.
He was the vice president at Origin International LLC from 1990-1994. Ademola Adeleke also worked and served as a director for 6 years in Guinness Nigeria Plc from about 1992 till 1998.
Ademola Adeleke Political Career
Senator Ademola Adeleke is a well respected leader and community head as well as a philanthropist. His full time engagement in political, economic and social development dates comes before his assumption of public office in the political realm having a reputation for championing and leading the interest of his past and extended community.
Ademola Adeleke commenced his political career in the year 2007 together with his late brother Senator Isiaka Adeleke. His mind was made up to chase the political dream when he ran for the post of Senator in the Osun State West Senatorial District. Reports have it that he decided to run for the post because he wanted to replace and takeover from his brother Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke who sadly died In April of 2017 in the 8th assembly.
In a later time, he was thereafter elected as Senator of the Osun West Senatorial district to replace his late brother Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke in July 2017 primary election. Recall that his brother died in April and he took over in July of the same year, 2017.
Ademola Adeleke’s victory and success came as a surprise and shock to the APC. This was because APC was the ruling party and they expected nothing else than a landslide victory in the primary election.
Let us bring into your notice and inform you that Ademola Adeleke of PDP was once a member of APC just one month before the bye-election. According to hidden sources, he had to dump APC for PDP because he suspected that he was not going to be selected as the candidate for the primary election.
Exactly on 23rd July 2018, Senator Ademola Adeleke sprung up and emerged as the winner of the bye-election and became the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State after defeating his rivals who competed with him by slim margins of just about 7 votes.
In the beginning of this year, Ademola Adeleke informed everyone that he was going to join the race to become the Governor of Osun State this year 2018.