Segun Abraham

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Segun Abraham
Born
Olusegun Abraham

(1953-12-24) December 24, 1953 (age 65)
NationalityNigerian
Alma mater
Occupation
Years active1999–present
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
Spouse(s)Bunmi Abraham
Websitesegunabraham.com

Olusegun Abraham (born (1953-12-24)December 24, 1953) is a Nigerian politician and business mogul.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Olusegun was born and raised in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State,[3] where he had his early formal education. He holds a master's degree in Technology management. He has also undertaken professional courses in notable institutions including Tyndale University College and Seminary, Canada and the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

In 1999, Segun Abraham delved into politics while managing his business ventures simultaneously.[4] He was one of the pioneering members of the All Progressives Congress when it was still called Alliance for Democracy. Olusegun was also one of those who campaigned for former Governor Adebayo Adefarati. He went on to be appointed the chairman of Owena Hotels by Adebayo Farati until the hotel was bought by Oodua Investment.[5]

In 2012, he declared his intention to run for Governor of Ondo State under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria but he however came short of Rotimi Akeredolu who went on to represent the party as its aspirant.[6]

He was one of the two aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress who ran for the office of Governor at the 2016 Ondo State gubernatoral election, but lost out to Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the primaries.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ondo governorship: CAN shortlists three candidates, drops Agunloye, others". Premium Times. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ Oladesu, Emmanuel (21 December 2015). "Why I want to govern Ondo, by Abraham". The Nation. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ Badejo, Abiodun (12 August 2015). "Ondo 2016: Likely political gladiators for governorship seat". Daily Post Newspaper. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ Shittu, Adeola (6 February 2016). "OLUSEGUN ABRAHAM: "Why I Had To Step Down For AKEREDOLU In 2012"". City People Magazine. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  5. ^ "I'LL ADOPT AWO'S INNOVATIVE IDEAS – ABRAHAM, CAN ASPIRANT". Nigerian Best Forum. The Nigerian Voice. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ Badejo, Abiodun (10 May 2012). "Ondo Governorship Poll:Akande, Tinubu battle over ACN candidate's selection". Daily Post Newspaper. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ Ponmile, Ayoola (10 February 2016). "Political thugs attack convoy of Segun Abraham, leading APC aspirant's for Ondo governorship election". World Stage News. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  8. ^ Okeowo, Babatope (14 February 2016). "Boroffice, Abraham trade words over attack". New Telegraph. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. ^ Ayoola Ponmile (4 September 2016). "WorldStage News | Ondo APC Primary: Abraham congratulates Akeredolu, promises to work for his victory". Worldstagegroup.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.

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