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All about Adams Oshiomole

by Baderinwa Adedamola
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Adams Oshiomole: Brief history

Adams Oshiomole was born on April 4, 1952 in Itamoh, a small community near Auchi in Edo state. He is a former two-term governor of Edo state in Nigeria. He served under the umbrella of the All progressive congress (APC). Adams took office under the defunct Action Congress (AC) in 2007.

Before his transition into partisan politics, Adams Oshiomole was the leader of the Nigerian Labor Congress where he won the hearts of many Nigerians.

Adams Oshiomole’s house

Adams Oshiomole has a house allegedly worth 5 billion naira. Built on a large expanse of land, the house has several units of buildings and a great landscape; Two mansions, a golf course, an artificial lake and multiple swimming pools culminated the house built by Adams Oshiomole in his hometown in Edo state.

Adams Oshiomole’s biography

Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole (born 4 April 1952), is a Nigerian politician and the former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress. He had previously served as the president of Nigeria Labor Congress from 1999 to 2007 and the executive governor of Edo State, Nigeria from 2008 to 2016

He was born Muslim but was led to Christianity by his late wife Clara who died of cancer aged 54. He is Catholic and his Christian name is Eric.

After his secondary education, Adams got a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected union secretary. He became a full-time trade union organizer in 1975.

To further his education, Adams Oshiomole traveled to the UK where he studied economics and industrial relations at the Ruskin College, Oxford. He emerged as the best foreign student in his discipline.

Adams Oshiomole’s profile

Adams Oshiomole has an interesting resume. His track record in the Nigerian public space oozes hard work and commitment. He joined the labor union at a time when the activities were relatively weak. He revolutionized their approach and brought goodness into the Nigeria labor space. Adams served as a governor for 8 years with notable achievements. He also served as the acting chairman of the APC for some years before he was suspended and consequently replaced.

Adams Oshiomole a tailor

Adams was employed by Arewa textile company after his secondary education. He rose to become the General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, a union with over 75,000 workers.

The Textile union elected Oshiomhole for a second term as General Secretary, while he continued as president of NLC. During his time at the textile company, he learnt how to sew and did a part-time freelance sewing for people after everyday work.

Adams Oshiomole wedding pictures

Adams Oshiomole wife

Lara Oshiomole is the wife of Adams Oshiomole. The two tied the knot on the 15th of May, 2015.  However, it was a remarriage for Adams Oshiomole, who lost his wife to the cold hands of death in 2009.

Lara Oshiomole is a citizen of Cape Verde. She worked as a flight attendant at Emirates where she met Oshiomole at the first-class cabin. Lara is also a trained lawyer and an ex-model.

Adams Oshiomole net worth

Adams Oshiomole is estimated to be worth above $5 Million. The actual figures cannot be established as Oshiomole remains a recipient of several allowances as pension and current remuneration.

Adams Oshiomole age

Adams was born on the 4th of April, 1952.

Adams oshiomhole and obaseki

Godwin Obaseki succeeded Oshiomole as the governor of edo state. Adams Oshiomhole called Godwin Obaseki the “brain and creativity” behind his administration in Edo State and anointed him as his successor. Obaseki became governor in 2016, while Oshiomhole became the national chairman of their party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). However, things got sour between them along the line.

The first casualty was Oshiomhole whose suspension by his local ward in Edo State, reportedly under the manipulation of the governor, was used in persuading a court to suspend him from office as the national chairman of the party.

Obaseki would later get his own bitter pills when he was disqualified from the APC governorship primary for alleged inconsistencies in his academic credentials, a plot some observers believe was scripted by Mr Oshiomhole.

Ultimately, Mr Obaseki defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he immediately renewed his bid for re-election

Adams oshiomhole and apc

On 23 June 2018, Adams Oshiomole emerged as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria following a voice vote by delegates at the party National convention. On November 12, 2019 Oshiomhole was suspended from APC after 18 local government chairmen of the party in his native state of Edo passed a vote of no confidence on him. He was accused of trying to disintegrate the party in Edo State.

Adams oshiomhole dancing

Adams Oshiomole was seen pulling nice dance moves at an APC rally in benin city. The video can be seen on youtube

Adams Oshiomole local government

Adams Oshiomole hails from Etsako west local government area of Edo state.

Pictures of Adams Oshiomole wife: Lara Oshiomole


  • Baderinwa Adedamola

    I am a content strategist, conversational copywriter, and brand consultant with over 2years of experience. I help brands reach their target audience through SEO articles and creative content that align with industry needs. I love cryptocurrencies, so I show it by writing. I possess 2years+ of experience in coordinating campaigns for brands through Email marketing and social media content creation. A firm believer that beauty lies in simplicity setting precedence for my close working activity as a UX writer with several product designers to create effective UI/UX.

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