Sylvester Ayodele Arise

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Sylvester Ayodele Arise
National Senator
In office
ConstituencyEkiti North
Personal details
Born5 October 1956
Oye Ekiti
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (PDP)
Spouse(s)Adebisi Arise
ChildrenMoyo Seye and Bowo
ResidenceGeorgia USA
ProfessionEntrepreneur, 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]


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 United States, he established a Computer Training Institute.[2] In 2000 he launched Cards Technology Limited, a company that built the first Third Party Processing Facility in sub-

sahara Africa for MasterCard International. This paved the way for the issuance of MasterCard by banks in Nigeria to their customers thereby opening up the opportunity for Nigerians to participate in ecommerce as we know it today."Card Technologies: Directors". Card Technologies. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-09-19.</ref> He also launched Fortune Games Limited for SMS Lottery.[2]

Senate career[edit]

Ayodele Arise was elected to the National Senate for the Ekiti North constituency in 2007 and was appointed as the Chairman Senate Committee on Privatization and member of other committees including Local and Foreign Debts, Water, 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sen. Ayodele S. Arise". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  2. ^ a b "THE GOVERNOR WE NEED IN EKITI STATE (PART II)". NigeriaWorld. November 18, 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  3. ^ "Who wins Ekiti North senatorial rerun?". The Nation. 2009-08-13. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-09-18.