Festus Akingbaso

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Festus Akingbaso
Festus Olanrewaju Akingbaso. Member, Ondo State House of Assembly Representing Idanre Constituency
Member Ondo State House of Assembly
Assumed office
2019
ConstituencyIdanre
Personal details
Born (1970-06-06) June 6, 1970 (age 52)
NationalityNigerian
Political partyPeoples Democratic Party (PDP)
RelationsMarried
ResidenceOndo State
Alma materAdekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko
OccupationLegislator, Businessman
ProfessionPolitician

Festus Olanrewaju Akingbaso, born June 06 1970, is a Nigerian politician, entrepreneur, industrialist, and a Member of Ondo State House of Assembly [1] representing the constituency of Idanre.[2] [3]

Early life and Education Background[edit]

He attended St paul Anglican primary school before proceeding to primary school Odode Idanre between 1982 and 1988 and later to Independence grammer school, Ondo for his secondary school education in the year 1988. He had his tertiary institution at Alkwa ibom Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua where he obtained his Diploma Certificate in Business Studies , later to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko to obtain his B.SC in Public Administration in 2021.[4]

Business and Personal Life[edit]

Festus O. Akingbaso popularly snowballed his business journey over two decades ago when he delved into the Auto business. The quest for more expansion in business made him diverse into various businesses. Hon. Festus O. Akingbaso is also into Oil and Gas business (in Partnership with Verano Group Ltd), Quarry Mining, Liquor business, Timber business, Agro business and many more both in Nigeria and abroad.[5]

Political Career[edit]

He started his political career as a member of the Labour Party. When the Ondo Labour Party merged with PDP some years back, Hon Festus O. Akingbaso joined other Ondo Labour Party supporters to became a member of PDP. He contested for the Ondo Sate house of Assembly in 2019 and pulled 12,524 votes to emerge winner under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party[6]

In his political sojourning, he was at a time a board member of the Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission(OSOPADEC), Elected Executive Chairman of Idanre local government council[7]. He is currently a member of the Ondo State House Assembly (ODHA) representing Idanre Constituency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).[8]

He has been credited with enormous achievement since he assumed office at the Ondo State house of assembly.[9]

Controversy[edit]

Festus Akingbaso together with lawmakers, Rasheed Elegbeleye representing Akoko North-East Constituency were locked out from the Ondo State House of Assembly by the security guards[10]. The guards confirmed that the order to lock the gate came from the Speaker, Mr. Bamidele Oloyeloogun. shortly after the saga, Festus Akingbaso opined that it was wrong for the Assembly leadership to deny them of their constitutional rights and duty and the order from the leadership of the assembly came as a result of the decision of the two legislatures to stand behind the embattled deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi who was later impeached by the assembly.[11]

Akingbaso rejected his appointment as the new Deputy Minority Leader of the Assembly as announced at the plenary of the Assembly to replace Tomide Akinrinbido of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP. in a statement signed by the lawmaker, he rejected his purported appointment as the Deputy Minority Leader[12] and dissociated myself from the purported impeachment move of the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly.[13]

References[edit]

  1. https://ondostate.gov.ng/index.php/hoa-members/
  2. https://technocratmediang.com/2019/10/25/knowyourlawmakers-meet-of-festus-akingbaso-of-idanre-constituency-at-ondo-assembly/
  3. https://idanreland.com/political_representation/
  4. Nigeria, Technocrat Media (2019-10-25). "#KnowYourLawmakers: Meet of Festus Akingbaso of Idanre Constituency at Ondo Assembly". Technocrat Media Nigeria - ...reporting facts not fiction. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  5. Nigeria, Technocrat Media (2019-10-25). "#KnowYourLawmakers: Meet of Festus Akingbaso of Idanre Constituency at Ondo Assembly". Technocrat Media Nigeria - ...reporting facts not fiction. Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  6. http://adaba889.fm/2019/03/11/winners-ondo-state-house-assembly-election-march-9-2019/
  7. admin (2016-04-24). "Ondo LG Election: PDP Clears All 18 Council Chairmanship Seats, , Loses Only 1 Councillorship Seat". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  8. https://www.shineyoureye.org/person/akingbaso-festus-o
  9. "Hon. Festus Akingbaso Gives 1.5 Million to Traders in Idanre". Triangle News Online. 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  10. https://www.tvcnews.tv/two-pdp-lawmakers-prevented-from-entering-ondo-assembly-complex/
  11. https://guardian.ng/politics/pro-ajayi-lawmakers-allege-shut-out-of-assembly-plenary/
  12. "Ondo Assembly crisis: Confusion as House impeaches deputy speaker". 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  13. https://dailypost.ng/2020/11/25/lawmaker-rejects-appointment-as-deputy-minority-leader-in-ondo-assembly/


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