The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, in the same anvil the journey of a man on earth begins at birth.
It is on this philosophical premise that we need to celebrate this iconic leader, Chief (Engineer) Bashorun Bamifele Johnson Abayomi, who is married and blessed with three lovely children.
He was born in Isanlu community, Yagba East LGA of Kogi State.
The quintessential politician is admired by the people for being passionate about their welfare and for his humanitarian gestures over the years.
Those close to him cannot deny that he shares whatever he has with the people and that his philosophy has been doing good to as many people as possible and extending hands of fellowship to the people around you no matter the circumstance.
Obiniyi is soft as a flower when it comes to kindness, but tough as thunder when it comes to principle.
Bashorun Obiniyi is courteous and polite at all times, but can never be pushed around.
Coming out as an House of Representatives aspirant from Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi State is his own of offering services to the people, and making life better for them on all fronts.
This is just but a snippet of the extensive repertoire of our Vintage; CHIEF (Engr.) Bashorun Bamidele Johnson Abayomi Obiniyi MNSE, MCILGPA, MCLRM.
As a philanthropist, he has been very conscious of his role in the development of his community.
In recognition of his kind gestures and philanthropy, he was honoured by the traditional council with the chieftaincy tittle of Bashorun of Okeagiland, and subsequently in December 2016 he was honoured with another exalted traditional chieftaincy title Akeweje of Bagido followed closely in 2017 with the title of Oluomo of Isanlu Kingdom.
His hobbies and interests include; Music, Football, Volleyball and Badminton.
His early education was at CAC Primary School Isanlu, he proceeded to African Church Secondary School Isanlu and finally St. Kizito’s College also in Isanlu.
He did not stop there as he went in search of further advance academic qualifications to qualify as a Civil Engineer.
In quick succession, he added more feathers to his academic laurels with; Masters degree in Transport Management MTM, Masters degree in Business Administration MBA and Advance Diploma in Theology from Christ Apostolic Church Seminary Ile Ife, respectively.
He buttresses his academic background with rounded Professional qualification and membership of relevant professional institutions for career advancement and enhancement:
- Member Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
- Member Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria
- Fellow Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (FCLRMN)
His versatile professional work experience and managerial leadership capacity encompasses but not limited to the following:
Chairman/MDChief Brodefe Network Ltd. Abuja
Provides overall leadership and direction to ensure the organization achieves its vision, mission, goals and objectives. Organizes and manages staff and contractors to provide effective and efficient planning and construction. Approves and adopts organization’s construction policies, procedures and maintains accountability for the performance of the entire company. Provides overall leadership and staff direction in formulating and achieving organization’s objectives. Oversees the development and implementation of short-range and long-range goals and business plans. Oversees organization’s planning efforts, including identifying major priorities, establishing goals and strategies that ensure the success of the projects. Provides overall direction to ensure the safe delivery of quality construction projects on time and within budget. Balances future infrastructure needs that integrate development opportunities effectively and respects community and stakeholders needs. Exercises fiscal responsibility and provides the framework for developing strategies to work within financial constraints. Manages departments including developing, monitoring and adhering to organization’s policies. /procedures. Budget and achieving goals and objectives. Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment, while complying with all construction rules, policies, and procedures in Construction of Roads all over the country.
Chairman/MD Sovereign International Sport Academy Abuja
Responsible for organizing sport championships, both local and international to discover talents at the grass root. These include Kogi State governors badminton championship from 2004 till date.
Chief Resident Engineer, Petroleum Tax Fund (PTF). Abuja.
(1998 – 2000)
Responsible for monitoring all PTF road project under Enugu State Zone, Redesigning, Rehabilitation, Daily and Monthly report preparation, Supervision and Monitoring of staff, determine the financial needs of each site contractor, prepare bills and claims payment for work done.
Redesign, rehabilitation and reconstruction of: Agabni road, Coal Camp road, Enugu – Port Harcourt road, Enugu – Abakaliki road, Enugu – Awka – Onitsha road, Abakaliki – Ogoja road, New Haven Abakpa road to mention but few.
In his personal statement, he stated unequivocally that; “ I will serve as a leader, live a balanced life and apply ethical principles to make a significant difference to the growth and development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”. It is a truism that the dream one has is a picture of his tomorrow.
He learnt early in life to be profitable in what he does and perfected the art of being tenacious in any dream he chases. He also learnt to be industrious, consistent and powerfully focused. He has always been a dogged, hardworking person and has the enabling ability and capacity to survive in any kind of challenging situation. He did understand the moral of the “wise saying” that, “the choices we make determine to a large extent our success in life.”
This is not just about another aspirant, who wants to get to office at all cost, it is about a man that is ready to serve and bring development to the people of his constituency.
Tribunal upholds Ikpeazu’s election, dismisses Alex Otti’s petition
The three-man panel of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and chaired by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, has dismissed the petition filed by 2019 APGA gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.
The tribunal ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting, non-compliance to the INEC election guideline and electoral act.
Recall that Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State.
Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.
Dino Melaye Turns Down PDP Appointment In Kogi, Says Truth Is Casualty In Party
Senator Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as the director-general of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Melaye expressed his rejection of the appointment via his Twitter handle, @dino_melaye, on Friday.
He said though the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, had told journalists that he would be the director-general of PDP’s governorship campaign council in Kogi’s forthcoming governorship election, he was not willing to lead the campaign.
“Let me categorically say that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty there is chaos. Senator Dino Melaye.”
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The former cabinet member of President Buhari’s administration made the announcement after a stakeholders meeting of the UDP held in her Jalingo residence, months after contesting in the 2019 Taraba State governorship election on the party’s platform.
Speaking after the meeting which was attended by representatives of UDP members from 168 wards across the 16 local government areas of the state, Mama Taraba said her defection to PDP was based on the outcome of the opinion poll during stakeholders meeting.
Daily Trust reported that she said she had no option than to go by the decision of the majority members of UDP and decamp to PDP.
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