OrderPaperToday – The Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the new political party promoted by outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, will be represented in the House of Representatives for the first time by Kolawole Lawal Mobolorunduro.

Mr. Kolawole was elected to represent Egbado South/Ipokia federal constituency of Ogun state and will replace the governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Adekunle Akinlade, in the green chamber come June this year.

He defeated Otegbeye Olubiyi Oladipupo, the candidate of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) and Ajose Paul Olayemi Suru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to clinch victory.

Mr. Lawal was born on September 24, 1962 in Oke Odan, Ogun State. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from St. James’ Anglican School, Oke-Odan in 1972 after which he proceeded to Area Community High School, Owode-Yewa, Ogun State for his secondary education. He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1983. He bagged his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in 1986 and 1990 respectively. He proceeded to University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt where he obtained B.Sc in Banking and Finance in 1998. He also acquired Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the same University in 2004.

In addition to academic qualifications, he also has some professional qualifications such as Certificate in Petroleum Exploration, Drilling and Production for Non Engineers/Geologists from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in 1993.

He started his professional career with Mobil Producing Nigeria Ltd. (ExxonMobil) in 1991 and rose to the post of Management Executive, Venture Relations in August, 2009.

He is presently the President, Yewa Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (YECCIMA), a position he has been occupying since 2012. He has over 20 years cognate Oil and Gas finance and procurement experience with versatility in Oil and Gas Accounting and Supply Chain Management.

He joined active politics in 2010 and was a gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State in 2011. He is happily married with children.

Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade

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