Osoba’s son wins House of Representatives ticket in Ogun state

The current House of Representatives member representing Abeokuta North /Odeda/Obafemi-Owode federal constituency, Olumide Osoba, who is the .son of a former Ogun State Governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Olusegun Osoba, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the House of Representatives seat for the third time.
Penpushing reports that, the junior Osoba  won the party ticket at the end of the primaries held in the federal constituency on Friday, having scored118 votes to defeat other contestants, which include Taiwo Oludotun, popularly called Twinny, who recorded polled 40 votes and Adegbenga Adeshina having  30 votes.
The celebrated grassroots politician and entrepreneur par excellence is currently a member of the 9th House of Representatives and the Chairman, House Committee on Sports.

Penpushing further reports that the Egba born is an educator, and entrepreneur who grew up very close to his parents and family elders who shaped his commitment to traditional values such as respect, hard work, commitment to God, honesty, and inclusiveness.

The junior Osoba in his childhood, traveled extensively across Ogun state supporting his father’s work, listening quietly to community leaders during grassroots “Labe Igi” meetings and this is where he noticed the needs of his people, including inequalities in education, access to economic opportunities, and poor basic infrastructures such as potable water, schools, and Primary Health Care centers.
Penpushing  also reports that this experience as a child grounded him and fortified his desire to help others,while at this young age, he helped organize educational programs for children as well as palliative support for the elderly.

The fast growing politician after secondary school, attended the University of Lagos where he graduated in June 1999 with a degree in Accounting and Finance,and  during this time, he was actively involved in volunteer activities with a focus on supporting small businesses and economic empowerment projects.

Penpushing reports that his education helped him master the executive skills needed to manage and balance budgets and effectively execute projects,while immediately after graduating, he completed his full year of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) starting February 2000 to January 2001 at Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG),and after he completed his National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), he pursued his MSc. in Analysis Design and Management of Information Systems at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science from September 2001 graduating in June 2002.

Penpushing further reports that, with a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to apply his education in business by starting his company – Prime Logistics,which  focused on the areas of Haulage, Hospitality Value chain, and Real Estate,and in almost a decade of business, he employed and mentored people of diverse cultures and backgrounds and successfully led the venture through many harsh challenges including the 2008 economic recession.

The son of the former Governor during these years in business, observed many bad economic policies and discriminatory practices and decided to improve the lives of those in Ogun State by running for office,while in
2011, at the age of 34, developed an agenda based on accountability, economic improvement, and positive change.
Penpushing also reports that he was elected in a landslide victory of 62.6% votes,and  served faithfully, frugally, and fought against any wasteful spending,while in his first term in the House of Representatives, he completed over 70 projects across the 38 wards in his Federal Constituency including 5 Primary Health Care Centres, 6 schools, and numerous Pipe Borne water supply and rural Electrification infrastructural projects.
The  junior Osoba  served tirelessly in the office to ensure that the voices of all his constituents were well represented and fulfilled in legislation,and in June 2019, with the overwhelming support of his people, he was re-elected into office,and since his return to the office, Osoba has remained committed to providing educational and economic empowerment opportunities, and he remains an approachable and tireless advocate of the people.
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