Biography Intro: Eyitayo Jegede, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was born to the family of late Chief Johnson Bosede, the Odopetu of Isinkan, Akure, and Mrs C.O Jegede (née Asokeji) from Ipele town, near Owo in Ondo State, Nigeria.
NAME: Eyitayo Jegede
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PLACE OF BIRTH: Ondo State, Nigeria
EDUCATION: Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, attended St. Stephen’s “SA” Primary School Modakeke, Ile-Ife and was at Aquinas College Akure from 5 January 1973 to July 1978 for his Secondary Education. He was a Senior Prefect at Aquinas College and took active part in Sports in the best traditions of the family. He had his Higher School Certificate Education at Christ School, Ado Ekiti, and was the School Volleyball Captain both at Aquinas College, Akure and Christ School, Ado Ekiti between 1978 and 1980. He also captained the University Volleyball team at the University of Lagos where he had his Law Degree Course between 1980 and 1983. After an interesting years of Higher Education, he was posted to Yola, Adamawa State for his National Youth service Corps where he started his career as a legal practitioner.
In the year 1984, Mr. Jegede, qualified as a lawyer after the One Year mandatory programme at the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Jegede is a former Chancellor of Anglican Communion of Jalingo, Taraba State, he was once the Chancellor of Anglican Dioceses of Yola and a member of Implementation Committee of American University, Yola, Adamawa State, as well as a member, Chairman Board of Governors, ABTI Academy International School and member, Board of Trustees, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo-State.
Eyitayo emerged the winner of his party’s PDP primary by polling 760 votes to defeat the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the PDP in the 2012 governorship election, Hon. Saka Lawal. On November 23, 2016, The Appeal Court pronounced Mr Eyitayo Jegede as the gubernatorial flag bearer of his party, PDP. A position previously assumed by the billionaire and business mogul, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim.
In July 2020, the former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, also won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for the October 10, 2020 guber poll.