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Biography of Ibikunle Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun is the current Governor of Ogun State, He was born on 25 January 1958 to a Muslim family.

He attended primary school at African Church Primary school in Abeokuta (1965–1970), and then African Church Grammar school, Abeokuta (1971–1977). He obtained his Higher National Diploma HND from Ogun State Polytechnic, in 1983. He gained an Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1990. He became a fellow of the Institute in 1996. He also became an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (1998).

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A8fnMg259J8/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/rg-f8l1WZa0/s0-c-k-no-ns/photo.jpgIn 1984 he began his career as an audit trainee with Lanre Aremu & Co. (Chartered Accountants), and later joined XtraEdge Consulting as a managing consultant.

From 1990 he was Principal partner of Ibikunle Amosun & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in Lagos. Amosun went to the University of Westminster in London, United Kingdom, where he acquired a Masters of Art in International Finance in 2000.

He was elected to the senatorial seat of Ogun Central Senatorial district in April 2003.

He contested for Governor of Ogun State in April 2007 on the platform of All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP), but  was defeated by Gbenga Daniel. He disputed the result, but in August 2009 the Ogun State Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed the petition.

He contested and won the 26 April election, running on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform with 377,489 votes. Adetunji Olurin of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) polled 188,698 votes and Gboyega Isiaka of the PPN came third with 137,051 votes. and was sworn in on May 2011

He ran for office for the 2nd Term under the All Progressives Congress in 2015 and won and was re-elected and sworn into office May 29, 2015.

He is married to Mrs. Olufunso Amosun

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