The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State may have settled for the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oluranti Adebule, as the running mate to Akinwunmi Ambode, the party’s governorship flag bearer.
Adebule was unanimously endorsed by the party leadership in the state to balance its political equation of giving the slot to a devout female Muslim.
A top member of the party told our correspondent in confidence that Adebule would be unveiled officially soon, adding that the choice of the SSG was in order.
“In Lagos, we normally use females as deputy governors for gender equality and when you look at the current scenario, Adebule, with her high religious background and close affinity with the Muslim community in the state, was unanimously endorsed.”
Adebule has being a prominent member of the Muslim Students Society (MSS), holds a Doctorate Degree and have lectured at the Lagos State University (LASU) before her appointment as the SSG and her political activities.
She comes across as a loyal party member, who is more than 100 per cent committed to the ideals and programmes of the party and has grass root support among the Awori, who are inhabitants Ojo Local Government Area of the state in the Badagry Division of the state.
Adebule was born in Lagos State to the family of Idowu-Esho of Ojo Alaworo in Ojo Local Government Area of the state.
She began her early education at Awori College, Ojo. Thereafter, she proceeded on admission to the Lagos State University, Ojo, bagging a Bachelor of Art in Education (B.A.Ed) degree in Islamic Studies in 1992.
The Lagos SSG was back at the same institution for a Master’s Degree (M.Ed) in Curriculum Studies, graduating in 1997. She then bagged a certificate in Early Childhood Development Curriculum and School Administration and Assessment from the Nigeria Institute of International Education Association in 2006.
She then enrolled and completed her Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Curriculum Studies in 2012 also at the Lagos State University.
Source: Daily Independent