Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola was born on the 7th of May, 1952 in Oyo, Oyo State.Had his Secondary Education at

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (JP)

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (JP)

Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo from 1964 to 1969. He was briefly at Government College Ibadan between January and April 1970; from where he gained admission into the University of Ibadan through a concessional examination and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with 2nd Class Upper in 1974.

Had his National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Veterinary Service) Yola, where he served as Animal Husbandry Officer from August 1974 to June 1975. In August 1975 he joined Oyo State Central Schools Board, Ibadan and served as Agricultural Science Teacher till October 1976. He was employed as Agricultural Officer II by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oyo from October 1976 to November 1977.


In November 1977, he returned to the University of Ibadan for his Doctoral Degree in Animal Science with specialization in Environmental Physiology; which he bagged in December 1981.


He was employed by then Oyo State College of Education (now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education) as Lecturer II in 1982. He rose through the ranks to become a        Chief Lecturer in 1993. Between January and June 2000, he was the Deputy Provost/Acting Provost of the Institution. He was thereafter appointed the Substantive Provost of the Institution in June 2000; the position he occupied till June 2008.


In the course of his Lecturing Career, Dr. Ogunmola returned to the Premier University to obtain a Master of Education Degree in Educational Management in 1991. He also obtained a Diploma in Accounting/Management Information System from the Federal School of Surveying, Oyo in 1999.


Dr. Ogunmola took up Federal appointment as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) from July 2010 to July 2015. He was appointed as INEC National Electoral Commissioner in December 2016; the position he occupies till date.


As a Lecturer and Researcher; he has authored, co-authored many books and publications. He has also delivered papers at different Workshop and Seminars both within and outside the Country. He was a member of a Federal Government Delegation on a Study Tour of United Kingdom (UK) in 2004 and he led INEC Election Observation Team to Argentina in October 2011.

He enjoys membership of some professional bodies, which include Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), National Association of Agricultural Educators in Nigerian Colleges of Education (NAAENCE), National Association of Technology Teachers (NATT) and National Society of Animal Production (NSAP).

Dr. Ogunmola is a recipient of many honours, laurels and awards, which include National Award for Brilliant Performance (Full Scholarship for Academic Distinction) in 1972, Pfizer Lifestock Feeds Prize for the Best Student in Animal Science in the B.Sc. (Agric.) Degree Final Examination in 1974.

He is a Fellow of the National Association of Technology Teachers (FNATT). The Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCCOE) awarded him Best Provost among Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria in 2003. Got Recognition Award from Oyo State Government in 2004. He was conferred an Award of Excellence in Recognition of Noble Contribution to Education in Oyo State by Oyo State Ministry of Education. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo Central Library was named after him as “Adekunle Ogunmola Library” in 2009. He is a Justice of Peace.


He has peculiar interest in Farming, Reading, Sports and Recreation. He is a member of the Rotary Club; Oyo Metropolis, Oyo Premier Club, The Oyo Pinaccle Club (TOPIC),         Oyo Tenis Club and Ibadan Social Group (ISG). He is an enthusiast in Christian Evangelism. Happily married with children.