Dr Olu Agunloye until his ascension as National Chairman was the Deputy National Chairman South where the erstwhile Chairman, Prof Tunde Adeniran comes from.
Dr Agunloye assumes office immediately as stipulated by the party’s constitution at SECTION 13.2(ii) thatIn the event of Vacancy, the Deputy National Chairman (1), from the region of the National Chairman shall perform the functions of the Chairman.
The office became vacant from the resignation of the former Chairman, Prof Tunde Adeniran and his voluntary retirement from partisan politics.
Dr. Olu. Agunloye obtained B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ibadan and MSc. Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.
Dr. Agunloye has a noteworthy career of serving at top levels in the Public Service in Nigeria for 37 years without any blemish. As a Public Service officer, Dr. Agunloye was the Pioneering Corps Marshal & Chief Executive of Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Technical Consultant for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on road safety; Special Assistant to the Federal Minister of Power and Steel, Special Assistant to Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria. He was Minister for Defence (Navy) and later Minister of Power and Steel and served as Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria’s National eGovernment Strategies.
He was the Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2016 gubernatorial elections in Ondo State and has played substantial role in the development of the Party. Until his new appointment, Dr Agunloye was in the National Executive Committee of the Party and was the Deputy National Chairman from February 2019 to 29 September 2020.
Congratulations Sir, We wish you productive tenure in Office.