Honourable Wumi Olubunmi Ogunlola (WOO) the incumbent member Federal House of Representatives, Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 2 (Ijero-Ekiti West and Efon LGAs) officially presented the letter of intent to recontest under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022 Primaries of the party and favourite to get the mandate to contest at the 2023 General Elections.
Honourable Ogunlola presented the letter of intent to party members on Monday, April 25, at Ijero Ward B, Ijero in Ekiti State, southwest of Nigeria.
Who is WOO?
Honourable (Barrister) Omowumi Olubunmi Ogunlola was born in Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State in southwest Nigeria on Monday, July 19, 1965.
She started her schooling at Itire Primary School, Surulere in Lagos State southwest of Nigeria, she then proceeded to attend Ikosi Methodist High School, Lagos then Agbowa, Ansar-ud-Deen College II, Isolo, Lagos and Otun Comprehensive High School, Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Honourable Ogunlola has a Diploma in Law and Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hons) from the University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (now Ekiti State University). She also received Barrister at Law (BL) from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja the nation’s capital city. She has acquired dogged professional experience as a legal practitioner, entrepreneur, retired administrator, public relations consultant, communicator, and astute politician. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom.
Before her joining politics, she was a principal Registrar in the Judiciary of Ekiti State. On assuming duty as a member of Ekiti State House of Assembly where she represented the largest state consistency (Ijero), due to her exemplary maturity and quintessential virtues which endeared her to the heart of her fellow legislators, providence bestowed on her the position of the Chief Whip and Chairman, House Committee on Information and Civic Orientation where her performance has greatly promoted gender equality and also Chairman House committee on HIV/AIDS.
WOO as she is fondly called by friends, loved ones and her constituents are one of the conscious vocal women in Ekiti and Southwest politics. She was formerly the South West Zonal Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria.
She got elected into the green chamber of the National Assembly to represent Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II in 2019.
Honourable Ogunlola is passionate about seeing that the rights of women, the youths and the generality of the people are promoted and unhindered. She is committed to being the voice of the voiceless at the highest level of Lawmaking. Being a good team player with a strong analytical mind, she is a motivator and target-oriented. Her good interpersonal skill is attested to by all and sundry making her a well sought after mother, daughter, friend and companion. She is bold, strong, dogged, passionate, compassionate, and courageous and she also has a very good sense of humour.
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING EXPERIENCE
- Participant, Seminar on State Accountability and Voice Initiatives (SAVI) 2011
- Participant, Seminar on Citizen Impact Legislation, Johannesburg (2011)
- Participant, Seminar on Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) 2011
- Participant, African leadership centre, Nairobi, Kenya (2012)
- Participant, Capitol Hill Workshop, Washington D.C. (2013)
- Participant, Seminar on Centre for Management Development.