The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a new Secretary in the person of Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi.
A former classroom teacher, Ogunyemi cut his political teeth as a Progressive becoming a member of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was also a member of the National Centre Party of Nigeria (NCPN) and a Pioneer member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). From AD through AC to ACN and APC, he remained steadfast to progressive ideals.
His political work experience started from Ojo Local Goverment where he served as Personal Assistant (Administration) to the Late former Council Chairman, Dr. Solomon Akin-Aina.
Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi, is a very loyal party man who has once served as the State Secretary of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) Lagos, between 1999 and 2003. Prior to his becoming the AD State Party Secretary, he featured prominently as Principal Coordinator Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organization (BATCO) In Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Campaign for Governorship in 1998l.
He was Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Otunba Olufemi Pedro from June 2003 till March 2007 when he was redeployed to the Governor’s office.
Ogunyemi, a vibrant and resourceful two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly (June 2011-June 2019) was Chairman Committee on Energy, Mineral Resources and Waterfront Infrastructure (in his first term ) and Chairman, Education Committee (in his second term).
He has impeccable record of good representation and his strides in community empowerment programmes to the aged, widowed, students, persons living with disabilities, market men and women, the youth (vocational training), pilgrimages, distribution of work tools to artesans, sinking of boreholes, facilitation of transformers, donation and erection of street light poles, construction of culvert, donation to other good causes, etc, are still in record.
A holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education (with English Language as specialisation ) and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies both from Lagos State University, he has attended many conferences, seminars, workshops at home and overseas on diverse subjects.
Ogunyemi is an attendee of University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Programme on Transformational Leadership and Organisational Change ditto University of North America’s International Leadership, Government Economy, Negotiation, Communication and Fundraising Summit, amongst several other international studies.
A grassroots politician of good standing and pedigree, Ogunyemi is a reliable trustee to Leadership and has served as party officer at the ward and local government levels in times past. He is unassuming, courageous and dependable and has handled so many committee, local and state assignments with utmost credibility and commitment. An aspirant to the Federal House of Representatives seat for Ojo Local Government in 2015, very recently, Ogunyemi stood in for APC in Ojo Local Goverment as LGA results collation agent for the 2019 Presidential and Governorship elections.
He is a distinguished alumnus award holder of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, first ever to be so honoured, and a holder of a certificate in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Lanre Ogunyemi’s re-emergence as State Party Secretary , the second time in nineteen years, speaks volume about the belief of the Leadership in him and a testimony to his unflagging loyalty and pedigree.
He is a recipient of numerous awards in Leadership, Politics, Administration, Education, Community Development, Religious Tolerance and collaboration, Representation, Philanthropy, etc.
Ogunyemi is happily married to Oluwayemisi and they have children.