Biodun Oyebanji Takes Over As Ekiti State Governor

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Mr Abiodun Ayobami Oyebanji has been sworn in as the new Governor of Ekiti State.

Oyebanji taking his oath of office.

Oyebanji who succeeded Dr Kayode Fayemi, took his oath of office at exactly 12:53 pm on Sunday.

Fayemi had served a first term from 2010 to 2014 and was Minister of Solid Mineral Development in the intervening period.

Earlier, 64-year-old Chief Monisade Christiana Afuye had been sworn in as the Deputy Governor.

Oyebanji, 54, won the governorship election on 18th June on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, the same party with Fayemi.

He had served as Secretary to the state government and Chief of Staff to the Governor.

Born on 21 December 1967, Oyebanji attended Awo Community High School before transferring to C.A.C Grammar School in Efon-AlaayeEkiti State, and then the Federal School of Art and Science in Ondo State and the District Commercial Secondary School in Aramoko, Ekiti State (1979 to 1983).

In 1989, Oyebanji obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Political Science from the Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti), and proceeded to the University of IbadanOyo State in 1992 where he bagged his masters’ Degree (M.Sc) in Political Science.

Oyebanji is currently married to Prof. (Mrs) Oyebanji, who is an associate professor at the University of Ibadan.

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