Festus Olabode Ola

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Festus Olabode Ola
Senator for Ekiti Central
In office
30 June 2009 – May 2011
Preceded by Clement Awoyelu
Succeeded by Babafemi Ojudu
Personal details
Born (1956-11-12) 12 November 1956 (age 60)
Ekiti State, Nigeria

Festus Olabode Ola (born 12 November 1956) was elected Senator for Ekiti Central constituency of Ekiti State, Nigeria, taking office on 30 June 2009. He is a member of the Action Congress (AC) party.[1]

Ola obtained a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy in 1982. He was employed in the Foreign Service (1983–2004).[1] In the 2007 elections Adefemi Kila of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner for Ekiti Central. However, on 30 June 2009, the Court of Appeal quashed Kila's election and declared Bode Ola the lawful winner of the April 2007 poll. A deciding factor was that 19,000 of the ballots cast for Chief Kila had the same serial number.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Sen. Festus Olabode Ola". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Justice For AC Man". Independent Communications Network. 6 July 2009. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.