On this day in 1956, a Nigerian Politician who was elected elected Senator for Ekiti Central constituency of Ekiti State, taking office on 30 June 2009 under the platform of the Action Congress party, Festus Olabode Ola, was born in Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria.
Ola obtained a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy in 1982.
He was employed in the Foreign Service where worked from 1983 to 2004.
In the 2007 elections Adefemi Kila of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner for Ekiti Central, however, on 30 June 2009, the Court of Appeal quashed Kila’s election and declared Bode Ola the lawful winner of the April 2007 poll.
A deciding factor was that 19,000 of the ballots cast for Chief Kila had the same serial number.
He served his tenure and was succeeded by Journalist, Babafemi Ojudu, who won the Senatorial seat for Ekiti Central in 2011.
Festus Olabode Ola turns 62 today.