Meet Princess Yetunde Onanuga, Amosun's running mate

Yetunde Onanuga

Princess Yetunde Onanuga, being unveiled by the Party' s chairman Adeniji. Right is Governor Amosun cheering on

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Princess Yetunde Onanuga, being unveiled by the Party' s chairman Adeniji. Right is Governor Amosun cheering on
Princess Yetunde Onanuga, being unveiled by the Party’ s chairman Adeniji. Right is Governor Amosun cheering on

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun State on Tuesday nominated a seasoned bureaucrat and princess from Aparaki, Ijebu Igbo in Ijebu north local government area of the State, Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Abosede Onanuga as the running mate for incumbent governor, Ibikunle Amosun.

The former Director in Lagos Civil Service was presented to party leaders at the ultra-modern MTR Hall, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta by the chairman of the party in the State, Alhaji Roqeeb Adeniji.

Princess Yetunde Abosede Onanuga, nee Fabanwo, 54, was accompanied by her husband, Otunba (Engr.) Abiodun Onanuga, who is the Otunba Anikilaya of Ijebuland.

Her husband is also the Giwa (President) of the age grade group of Bobakeye Akile Ijebu and he is also Managing Director of NUGACON Group of Companies.

Princess Onanuga is the grand-daughter of late Oba of Akaka-Remo in Remo north local government area, Oba Oye Sofodu.

Her emergence therefore provides a balance in terms of geo-political consideration, gender and religion.

With the governor, Ibikunle Amosun coming from Ogun Central Senatorial District of the state, the party zoned the deputy governor’s slot to Ogun East Senatorial District while the Speakership position is zoned to Ogun West Senatorial District.

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Ogun East Senatorial District consists of nine local government areas split along the Ijebu and Remo lineage.

During the last primaries of the party, the Remo bloc produced the party’s senatorial candidate, Chief Dapo Abiodun, who is the Managing Director of Hayden Petroleum and he hails from Iperu Remo in Ikenne local government area of the state.

Yetunde Onanuga, however, is by origin from Ijebu north local government and her husband is a ranking member of the royal court of the Awujale of Ijebuland in Ijebu Ode local government, the political headquarters of Ogun East Senatorial District of the state.

Her mother is also a Princess from a ruling house in Akaka town in Remo area, therefore, she has a link with all the sections of the Ogun East Senatorial District.

A devout Christian and mother, Mrs. Onanuga is expected to complement and provide support for the energetic, dogged, progressive and indefatigable governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as the administration moves into the critical stage in the implementation of its Mission to Rebuild Ogun State.

Yetunde Onanuga attended Lagos State College of Science and Technology (LACOSTEC), now Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH. She then proceeded to the then, Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago Iwoye where she obtained her Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree.

As an experienced public servant, having risen to become a Director of Finance and Administration in the Lagos State public service, she is expected to deploy her experience in public administration for the benefit of the Ogun State government if elected deputy governor.

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