Moji Akinfenwa

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Mojisoluwa O Akinfenwa
Senator for Osun East
In office
May 1999 – May 2003
Succeeded by Iyiola Omisore
Personal details
Born Osun State, Nigeria

Mojisoluwa O Akinfenwa was elected Senator for the Osun East constituency of Osun State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999.[1] After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999 he was appointed to committees on Selection, Senate Services, Solid Minerals, Banking & Currency and Education.[2]

In December 2003 Alhaji Ahmed Abdulkadir, outgoing national chairman of Alliance for Democracy party wrote to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) naming Akinfenwa as the new national chairman.[3] The party had split into two rival factions, with the other led by Chief Bisi Akande. In February 2004 the INEC summoned a meeting of AD leaders that excluded the two rival chairman in an effort to resolve the situation.[4] Continued efforts to resolve the split were ineffective.[5] The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, threw its weight behind Akinfenwa, a move criticized at a meeting of former AD Governors of South-West states in August 2004.[6] In a February 2006 interview Akinfenwa continued to insist that he was the AD chairman, not Akande.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 20 FEBRUARY AND 7 MARCH 1999". Psephos. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ Chuks Okocha (2003-12-18). "AD: Abdulkadir Writes INEC, Says Akinfenwa is New Chairman". This Day. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  4. ^ Chuks Okocha and Tokunbo Adedoja. "AD Crisis: INEC Wades in, Summons Koleosho's Exco - Disowns Akinfenwa, Akande factions". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  5. ^ Chuks Okocha. "AD: Akinfenwa Faction Waves Olive Branch". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  6. ^ WALE FOLARIN and VINCENT EGUNYANGA (27 August 2004). "3 ex-AD govs back fresh convention". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  7. ^ Gbenga Faturoti (February 4, 2006). "I have never received a kobo from OBJ". Daily Independent Online. Retrieved 2010-06-24. [dead link]