By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Accord Party stakeholders from Ibarapa Central/North Federal Constituency have unanimously endorsed a renowned Engineer, Olusegun.
Okanlawon as the party’s House of Representatives Candidate for the constituency.
This is contained in a communique issued after a stakeholders’ meeting held at Tapa area of the state.
Okanlawon was unanimously endorsed to replace Chief Ademola Ojo, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Ojo had defected to the PDP following his appointment by Gov. Seyi Makinde as his Deputy Chief of Staff.
The stakeholders described Okanlawon as a philanthropist and committed democrat, who had contributed immensely to the development of Ibarapaland.
Okanlawon, born on June 20, 1985 attended Adegoke Nursery and Primary School, Igbo-Ora before he proceeded to Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo for his secondary education.
He bagged his Bachelor of Technology degree and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
Okanlawon is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of O4 Multipurpose Unique Concept Limited (O4 MUCL), a logistics and construction company in Port Harcourt.
He is a member of the Nigeria Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers; Nigeria Society of Engineers(NSE); Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and many more.
He founded Olusegun Okanlawon Foundation (OOF), an NGO focused on driving sustainable community development through strategic investment in socioeconomic endeavours.
Okanlawon, had through his foundation, organised annual Ibarapa Sports Fiesta, awarded academic scholarships, provided educational support and other humanitarian support.
He sponsored the production as well as distribution of hand sanitizers and liquid wash in Ibarapa during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.