Chief Rotimi Akeredolu won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the gubernatorial race, meaning he is the Ondo state gubernatorial candidate of the APC.
Akeredolu won with 669 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Chief Olusegun Abraham, who scored 635 votes.
Here are nine things to know about him.
- He was APC’s flag bearer in the 2012 Ondo governorship election.
- He is a lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria.
- He is a former president of the Nigeria Bar Association.
- He became the NBA president 20 years after being called to bar.
- He is also a former Attorney General of Ondo state.
- He was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo.
- He started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He thereafter went to Aquinas College, Akure and Loyola College, Ibadan for his secondary education and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his Higher School Certificate.
- He went to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, graduating in 1977.
- He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978.