Meet Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, Biography, Profile, Age, Wife, Senator, Family

INEC has announced Ibrahim Oloriegbe of APC as the winner of the Kwara central senatorial election.

The returning officer, Professor Olawale Olatunbosun, says Oloriegbe pulled 123,808 to defeat Senator Bukola Saraki of PDP who scored 68,994.

Who Is Ibrahim Oloriegbe? brings you the profile of the man that defeated Bukola Saraki.

Brief Profile Of Ibrahim Oloriegbe 

Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC): Just like his opponent in the PDP for the Kwara Central senatorial ticket, Ibrahim Oloriegbe is a medical doctor and had previously contested as senatorial candidate with Saraki in 2011 under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). This graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with over 30 years experience as medical professional and politician was majority leader of the Kwara State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003.

Full Profile Of Ibrahim Oloriegbe 

Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe is not new to the political scene especially in Kwara State. He is medical graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria who has had over 30 years experience in both private and public sector as a medical professional, Politician and an Humanitarian.

He was once a majority leader at the Kwara state house of assembly between 1999 - 2003. He contested for the senate under ACN in 2011 against Saraki who was the incumbent governor then and by popular believe won the election, however the seat was handed to Saraki at the court of appeal against the wishes of many Kwarans. Ever since, Dr Oloriegbe remains one of the few men standing against the reign and style of Saraki regime in Kwara and with the help of the masses is ready to unseat him the time around.

He is currently leading the polls to be the APC flag bearer for the Kwara Central senatorial seat, the same seat currently occupied by Dr Bukola Saraki who is currently going un-opposed as PDP flag bearer for the same senate seat and also contesting for the PDP presidential ticket at the same time. Dr Oloriegbe in a press statement on his declaration of interest to run for the Kwara central senatorial seat has this to say;


A visit around the neighborhoods of Ilorin and its environ will reveal the following:
¥Area boys in groups at various corners of the neighborhood, harassing innocent citizens, extorting money from them and creating a sense of fear and insecurity. 

¥Violence, political thuggery, robbery, insecurity. 

¥Large number of unemployed youths; Young boys begging for food or waiting at occasions as food scavengers. 

¥Men and women begging for money otherwise known locally as “fine bara”; Old men and women living in abject poverty. 

¥Boys and girls out of school, poor quality education for those in schools with poor school infrastructure. 

¥Poor health system and services with huge out of pocket expenses at the point of services at the private health care providers. 

¥Women and girls going about with buckets and jerry-cans in search of water. 

¥Roads litter with pot holes; incessant power failures and inability of artisans to work due to lack of electricity 

¥The poverty situation is worse in the rural communities of Asa, Iponrin and Akanbi districts with 
lack of access to quality water, stable electricity, affordable healthcare and other social services. 

¥Debasement of our unique and age long family value systems, bastardisation of our cherished Islamic culture, and the gradual loss of our culture of peace and harmony. 

Yet all we get from our elected officers/leaders are rhetoric and deceit 
Why are we in this situation? 
In the past 15 years, our society has been in the grip of people who do not share our common values and heritage. They are dealers whose concerns are at variance with the people’s aspirations. They are leaders with inordinate appetite for wealth acquisition. They are political voyagers and power merchants. They don’t share our Islamic values and culture of leadership being a trust that will be accounted for to Allah the Creator of the universe. Hence they cannot give what they don’t have 
What is the alternative? 
Ilorin people need one of them. They deserve a leader who has deep and good understanding of the Islamic culture and its value system, which defines us as a people. Ilorin Emirate deserves a leader who can combine vast international exposure with deep knowledge of our cherished self-identity as we collectively strive for solutions to our numerous challenges.

Such a leader should be accessible to the young, the old and all strata of the community. He should be selfless, truthful, humble and facilitative. We need the Restoration of our lost values, heritage and freedom that put us in a state of poverty and underdevelopment

Dr. Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe offers to serve as a better accessible and responsible representative
-Born in Ilorin by an Ilorin father and mother, nutured and cultured in Ilorin through Quranic, primary and secondary education; participated and held offices in Ilorin Students Union (local and national), Ilorin Emirates Descendants Progressive Union (IDPU), (at the northern zone, Ilorin and National levels).
-Married to a full indigene of Ilorin and all his children had their primary, secondary and university education in Ilorin. The three of his married children married Ilorin Emirate indigenes.
-Had university education in Zaria (ABU) associating with many indigenes of Ilorin (and Kwara in general) and participating in community development activities. Practiced medicine at public and private sectors in Ilorin, Kano, Abuja (and abroad) and participated in various community development activities in all these places
-Had post-graduate education in London and Paris, worked with many International organizations in Nigeria, Liberia, the UK and US and travelled across all continents on developmental assignments.
-I was a notable, tested and trusted member of the Kwara state House of Assembly (1999- 2003) where I was Majority leader, Chairman House Committee on Health and House Committee on Local Government. My legacy during the period include: facilitating the construction of Alore-Asalapa road, reconstruction and equipping of 4 health centers in ogidi, omoda, Adewole and Alanamu; construction of 10 bore holes in various areas of my constituency, renovation of several primary and secondary schools, award of scholarships to indigent students etc
-Established functional businesses in Ilorin that provide employment to many Kwarans and contributing to the socio-economic development of the state.

I offer my knowledge, experience, capacity, capability, skills and competency to serve Ilorin, Kwara and Nigeria selflessly. I pledge to facilitate positive change that ensures progress and sustainable development in Ilorin Emirate by implementing the following Five Point agenda:
1.Providing Accessible, Consultative and Facilitative leadership. Creating structures and systems that enable effective consultation between elected leaders and community members as well as participation by all strata of the community (youth, women, men, Ulamas, traditional and community leaders in decision making. Providing access to all. 

2.Socio-cultural reorientation for sustainable development:- Revitalizing Ilorin heritage & culture and family values that will engender peace, security and harmonious communal relationships. 

3.Employment for youths:- Adopting innovative strategies that enable educated youths to be qualitatively engaged and employed locally and nationally. 

4.Enabling economically viable environment that provides opportunities and empowerment for women and artisans including community supports to its vulnerable members. Implementing proven and effective innovative strategies that create economic opportunities for women and artisans. Utilizing well known Islamic strategies to care for orphans, widows, the poor, the disabled etc to enable equal economic and social access for all. We will facilitate Infrastructural and social transformation of the rural part of the emirate, to ensure economic opportunities for rural dwellers, reverse rural-urban migration, enable agricultural and industrial growth and overall sustainable growth and development of the emirate.
5. Quality and accessible education for all and Health sector reform that ensures universal coverage of essential health services to all. Improving access to quality Islamic and western education that enabled sustainable development. Strengthening and transforming all aspects of the health system to achieve significant reduction of current unacceptable high maternal and under 5 mortality and poor quality of lives for adults.

It is time for action by all to bring back the heritage of Ilorin emirate and set it on the path of sustainable development"

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