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Eyitayo Jegede 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. He attended St. Stephen’s “SA” Primary School Modakeke 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 an active part in Sports in the best traditions of the family. He had his Higher School Certificate Education at Christ’s 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.
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After completing his Higher Education, he was posted to Yola, Adamawa State for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 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.

Law Career

Being a dynamic and seasoned Lawyer, in the year 1992, he was appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and in the space of fewer than 10 years was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was deeply and actively involved in political cases and election petition matters, an area of law where his industry and practice are noted and respected. He worked in the law firm of Murtala Aminu & Co. Yola. After twelve years of practice in the law firm, six years of which he was the Head of Chambers, he established his own law firm, Tayo Jegede & Co in 1996. He was heading his law firm of Tayo Jegede & Co in Abuja and Yola before he took his previous appointment as Chief Law Officer in Ondo State.
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In May 2009, He was appointed as the Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for Ondo state. Since his appointment as the number one law officer of the state, the Ministry of Justice has witnessed an unprecedented positive change in all ramifications.

Political career

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. Eyitayo emerged the flag bearer of the PDP Governorship Primary for Ondo State October 2020 election with a poll of 888 votes, he defeated the Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi who emerged as the second runner-up with 657 votes.
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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 the 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.

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This article was first published on 27th April 2022 and updated on May 1st, 2022 at 8:51 am


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