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Folarin Kicks Off Guber Campaign, AppointsDG, Director of Media

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) in
Oyo State, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, has
kicked off his
campaign by appointing the Rt. Hon. Asimiyu
Niran Alarape as the
Director General, Teslim Folarin Campaign
Organisation.
Alarape, the former Speaker of the Oyo State
House of Assembly between
1999-2003, is an indigene of Oyo Town.
The new DG reputed to be a well-respected,
grassrooots politician, is
also a deft tactician and political icon in the
politics of Oyo Town
and the state in general.
Alarape, who graduated from the Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile -Ife,
Osun State in 1990, holds a B.Sc. degree in
Metallurgical Engineering.
He also attended many leadership training at
home and abroad.
A seasoned politician, he was a member of
many political associations,
which includes the National Republican
Convention(NRC), United
Nigerian Congress Party (UNCP), All Peoples
Party(APP), Alliance for
Democracy (AD) and Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP).
The former speaker was also a Special Adviser to
the Governor of Oyo
State on Political Matters between 2007-2011.
Alarape, who is the Bashorun Adini of Oyo State
was until his
appointment the Chief Executive Officer of
Equilibrium Resorts based
in Oyo Town.
The former Chairman, Nigerian Union of
Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State,
Victor Oluwadamilare, was also appointed the
Director of Media and
Strategy. Oluwadamilare, a seasoned journalist
and Media Manager, is
an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, where
he graduated in1986 with
a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Political Science.
He was a member of various committees of the
Oyo State Government,
which includes Oyo State Committee on the
Desirability or Otherwise
of the Return of Some Schools to their Original
Owners (2004), Oyo
State Fuel Distribution and Monitoring
Committee (2002-2004), Oyo
State Coordinating Committee of National
Poverty Eradication
Programme (NAPEP) 2004 and Oyo State
Advisory Council on Prerogative
of Mercy (2002-2004).
A versatile unionist and a former editor in the
Tribune stable, the
new Director of Media was the Pioneer
Chairman of Change Network Group
(CNG) and an alumnus of the Centre for Foreign
Journalists,Reston,
Virginia, USA.
Oluwadamilare, until his appointment was the
Managing Partner of First
February Consulting, an Ibadan based Media,
Public Affairs and
Communication Consultants.

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