Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC) in the 2019 Nigeria general elections, Olapade Agoro, has died.
He died at the age of 77.
Until his death, Olapade is the spiritual head, Aladura Churches, and Christ Merciful Church.
Agoro reportedly died in the hospital in the early hours of Sunday.
His daughter, Olapade Adeola, confirmed the ex-presidential candidate’s death in a Facebook post.
Agoro was born on October 9, 1943 at Ajibabi village of Ibadan to Royal Prince of Atapami Dynasty of Itapa Ijesha, Late Omo-Oba Owa ‘Tapa Joshua Alaba Agoro and his wife Late Mother in Israel Dorcas Oyejola Asabi Agoro.
He was educated severally through Primary School, Secondary School, Enfield Training Centre, Colleges of Technology at Willesden London NW10 and Gateshead Co. Durham, California Western University, University of Ibadan and later California Coast University (CCU) ending up with a Doctorate Degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering.
In 1982, he was installed the Owa ‘Tapa of Itapa-Ijesha, an Obaship Traditional title.
He has appeared in so many interviews in print and electronic media worldwide and is currently one of the most read opinion readers in Nigeria.
He has creditably and successfully appeared in so many testy case trials as Litigant In Person in the UK, USA, and Nigeria courts ranging from Customary Court, Magistrate Court, High court of Justice, Court of appeal, Supreme Court, Crown court, House of Lords et al.
After having succeeded in promoting education management and at Nursery/Primary, Secondary and Business Schools, he is currently promoting Proposed Olapade Agoro Business University (OABU), first of its kind in Black Africa.