Tinubu's right hand woman Kemi Nelson is dead

Kemi Nelson

Kemi Nelson

Popular politician and Lagos socialite, Chief Kemi Nelson has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with undisclosed ailment.

Nelson has been a very close ally to the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for decades.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos, Gboyega Akosile confirmed the death of Nelson on Sunday.

In a tweet, he lamented: “We lost a dear soul to the cold hands of death earlier today. May the soul of the late Chief Mrs. Kemi Nelson, former Southwest Women Leader of the @OfficialAPCNg Rest In Peace and may God grant her immediate family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this loss.”

Nelson, born on 9 February, 1956, is a Nigerian politician and socialite.

She was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Insurance Social Trust Fund (NSTIF).

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In the 1980s, Nelson joined the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. She was the senatorial candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial district in 1992 and was defeated at the polls by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In 1998, during the regime of General Abacha, she contested for the Ikeja Federal Constituency in the house of assembly. This time, as a member of UNCP. She won the election but it was truncated by the death of General Abacha.

In 1999, she joined Alliance for Democracy (AD) and from 1999 to 2003, she served as the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation during the tenure of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and has served as the Women Leader of Lagos State Chapter of The All Progressives Congress (APC) and was later made the South West Women Leader of APC.

She was the only female serving member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).


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