This is the official biography of Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole Governor; Politician; Economist; Edo State Governor
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole Biography
This Adams Oshiomhole biography is going to conatin his family background, profile , date of birth(age) and all that has to do with the Edo State politician.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole who is the present Governor of Edo State was born 4 April 1953 at Iyanmoh, near “Auchi”Auchi in Edo State.
He was born Muslim, but was led to Christianity by his late wife Clara . Adams Oshiomhole is a christian, Catholic and when he converted into a christian he was named Eric .
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When he rounded up his secondary school education, he obtained a job with the Arewa Textiles Company, where he was elected Union Secretary .
In the year 1975 the Edo state born Governor was a full-time trade union organizer and things got better for him .
He rounded up his secondary school education and travelled to United Kingdom where he read Economics and Industrial Relations at Rustkin College, Oxford, United Kingdom .
When he was done with his studies , he was now a full grown up man that is suitable to have a wife, then he married his wife Clara who died after a long battle with breast Cancer .
Clara was a very loyal and motivative wife who has been behind many achievements of her husband . She died in the year 2010 leaving her five children she beget for her husband behind .
Adams Oshiomhole also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, “Kuru, Nigeria” Kuru.
In 1982, Adams Oshiomhole was appointed as the Secretary General of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria , after a careful examination it was revealed that this body has approximately 75, 000 members .
In the year 1999 to be precise , Adams Oshiomhole was appointed as the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress , from that point his name went viral and famous because he played a role in moderating the Obasanjo’s Administration on its fuel pricing policy and other social and economic policies, which potentially threatened the welfare of workers.
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His administration was very active and was given much credit for his good work .
Meanwhile he was also member of the committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization at the international level and he was also a member of the Executive Board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), in addition he was also a member of the Executive Board of the African Regional Organization of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
As you can effortlessly understand here, Adams Oshiomhole was fully interested and involved in politics right from his growing up, he is a member of several political bodies which gives him edge over many other political counterpaths
When it was time for April 2007 Edo State Governorship election , Action Congress Party projected Adams Oshiomhole as the aspirant running for the position of the Governor of Edo State under the umbrella of Action Congress Party, furtunately he won the election and it was due to some cogent reason .
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) side presented Oserheimen Osunbor as the aspirant and he was was declared the winner before he was later unseated following result at the governorship election Tribunal .
Unfortunately for the PDP side , the election was nullified on the March 20, 2008 and Adams Oshiomhole was declared the winner. On November 11 thesame year , the Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the state’s elections petitions tribunal, declaring Oshiomole to be the Governor of Edo State and that was how the drama ended .
Four your came and it was now time to the year 2012 election , Adams Oshiomhole re-contested for the same position and was elected for a second term as the Governor of Edo State.
It was now time for him to forget his past and re-marry another wife because he has mourned his wife for five good years .
This time the Edo State born Governor went ahead and marry a beautiful and young looking girl .
Her name is Lara Fortes she is from Cape Verda Islands not a Nigerian please don’t get it twisted .
On the day of their wedding , there were several dignitaries in attendance and Mr president , Muhammadu Buhari was fully on ground to support his political ally .
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