Clarence Olafemi

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Clarence Olafemi
Governor of Kogi State
In office
6 February 2008 – 29 March 2008
Preceded by Ibrahim Idris
Succeeded by Ibrahim Idris
Personal details
Born Mopa-Muro LGA, Kogi State, Nigeria

Clarence Olafemi was appointed acting Governor of Kogi State, Nigeria in February 2008 after the election of governor Ibrahim Idris was annulled.[1] He handed back to Ibrahim Idris on 29 March 2008 after Idris had won a fresh election.[2]

Olafemi was born in the Mopa-Muro Local Government Area of Kogi State. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was a governorship candidate in the old Kwara State.[3]

Olafemi was elected to the Kogi State house of assembly for the Mopamuro Constituency in April 2007 on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. In September 2007 the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja nullified his election.[4] He appealed this decision, and in February 2008 the Court of Appeal in Abuja upturned the judgement.[5] In July 2008 he was called before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explain his role in the alleged misappropriation of N12 billion belonging to the state.[6]

In April 2010 he was an aspirant to become a candidate for the 2011 Kogi State governorship elections.[7]


  1. ^ Kunle Olasanmi (7 February 2008). "Kogi Speaker takes over as Idris loses appeal". The Nation. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  2. ^ Achem Abdullahi (13 October 2008). "Kogi Tribunal And an O'level Certificate". Vanguard. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  3. ^ Johnson Babajide. "Kogi 2011: Who holds the ace?". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  4. ^ EMMANUEL ADEYEMI (September 21, 2007). "Tribunal sacks Kogi Speaker". Online Nigeria Daily News. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  5. ^ Bonaventure Melah (28 February 2008). "Appeal Court Upholds Kogi Acting Governor's Election". Elendu Reports. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  6. ^ Erasmus Alaneme and Timothy Ajiboye (24 July 2008). "EFCC Quizzes Kogi SSG, Speaker Over N12 Billion Scam". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  7. ^ "The battle for Kogi's Luggard House in 2012". NIGERIAN COMPASS. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19.