OAU Alumnus, Opeyemi Bamidele Emerged Leader of 10th Senate, Here Are Few Things To Know About Him

OAU Alumnus, Opeyemi Bamidele Emerged Leader of 10th Senate, Here Are Few Things To Know About Him

Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC - Ekiti Central) on Tuesday emerged Majority Leader of the 10th Senate.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio announced the appointment at plenary alongside other principal officers of the legislative chamber which include Former Ebonyi Governor Senator Dave Umahi as the Deputy Senate Leader; Senator Ali Ndume as the Chief Whip and Senator Lola Ashiru as Deputy Chief Whip.

A source said the power-sharing formula in the Senate was arrived at after consultations with the various power blocs within the party.

“The party doesn’t need to foist leadership on the Senate, but at the same time, we cannot be watching our senators split over a manageable situation.

“Both Bamidele and Ndume in particular are highly experienced. They also contributed to the emergence of the President of the Senate, Sen. Akpabio. It, therefore, became necessary to design a template formula for peace in the upper chamber.”, a source said.

Michael Opeyemi Bamidele CON is a 59-year-old indigene of Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria. He graduated from the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992.

He has served as commissioner for information under President Tinubu while he was a governor of Lagos state.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun State where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and thereafter proceeded to the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State where a bagged a degree in Law.

As an undergraduate at OAU, Bamidele was the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) while he also served as Chairman of the Students’ Union at UNIBEN.

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