Sylvester Ayodele Arise

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Sylvester Ayodele Arise
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Constituency Ekiti North
Personal details
Born 5 October 1956
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Entrepreneur, Politician

Sylvester Ayodele Arise is a Nigerian senator who represents the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State. He became a member of the Nigerian Senate in 2007.[1]

Background[edit]

Ayodele Arise was born on 5 October 1956. His father was a judge. He was Assistant General Secretary of the Students Union at Ibadan Polytechnic (1976–1977). He obtained an M.Sc Urban & Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama USA in 1984. and is an A+ Certified Computer Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional.

After teaching mathematics and then working as a town planner, he entered into business in 1981 buying and selling video players and tapes in Nigeria. In the USA, he established a Computer Training Institute.[2] In 2000 he launched Cards Technology Limited, which supplies MTel GSM recharge cards.[3] He also launched Card Plant Limited for producing and supplying magnetic and chip cards, International Payment Devices Limited for manufacturing and distribution of ATMs, and Fortune Games for GSM Lotto.[2]

Senate career[edit]

Ayodele Arise was elected to the National Senate for the Ekiti North constituency in 2007 and was appointed to committees on Local and Foreign Debts, Banking, Insurance & Other Financial Institutions.[1]

In July 2009 a court upheld the verdict of the Ekiti State Election Petitions Tribunal, which voided Arise’s election after a petition had been filed by the Action Congress candidate, Mr. Olubunmi Adetunmbi, who alleged substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Ayodele S. Arise". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "THE GOVERNOR WE NEED IN EKITI STATE (PART II)". NigeriaWorld. November 18, 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Card Technologies: Directors". Card Technologies. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Who wins Ekiti North senatorial rerun?". The Nation. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-09-18.