Dapo Abiodun picks Salako-Oyedele from Ado-Odo/Ota as running mate

Dapo Abiodun running mate Noimot Salako-Oyedele

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State Dapo Abiodun has picked Noimot Salako-Oyedele as running mate.

The announcement was made on Thursday after a meeting of APC stakeholders in the state.

Mrs Salako-Oyedele is from the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the director-general of the Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organisation stated that the choice was made by “the leaders, elders and stakeholders of the party after deliberations, detailed screening of various qualified individuals that were hitherto put forward for the position, and a voting process by all stakeholders present at the meeting venue.”

Fifty-two-year-old Salako-Oyedele holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in public health engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology London, UK.

The statement read, “An Awori woman from Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government of Ogun state, Noimot is the daughter of late Professor Lateef A. Salako who served Ogun State as Chairman, Ogun State Scholarship Board and Chairman Ogun State University Teaching Hospital Board of Management.

“Prof Salako also served as Special Adviser to the then Minister of Health, Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti and was Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research for seven years and for a further three years, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Vaccine Research Laboratories, Yaba.

“Mrs. Salako-Oyedele is a multi-talented professional with over 30 years of proven records of experience in Consulting, Contracting and Real Estate Sectors. A result-oriented and enthusiastic individual with a broad range of knowledge and experience in developing and implementing effective strategies in managing projects from inception through to completion, she is currently Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Glenwood Property Development Company Limited.

“A former General Manager (Business Development)/Acting Managing Director, Grenades homes limited, she has also served as Graduate Engineer/ Project Manager at Over Arup and Partners, London, UK”.

The statement quoted Abiodun as saying “I am convinced that Mrs Salako-Oyedele is suitable for this position, given her proven integrity, professional track records, leadership skills and capabilities. And I look forward to working with her to deliver good governance to the good people of our dear state.”