The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has picked the daughter of a former Special Adviser to a former Minister of Health, late Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, 52, as his running mate.
The choice of the running mate was announced by Director-General of Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organisation, Prince Segun Adesegun, in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said: “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.”
Speaking on the choice of a running mate, Abiodun said: “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.”