Story Of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole is a former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress and a politician from Nigeria.

He has previously held the positions of executive governor of Nigeria’s Edo State from 2008 to 2016, as well as president of the Nigerian Labor Congress from 1999 to 2007. He


On April 4, 1952, in Iyamho, close to Auchi in the Etsako West local government area of Edo State, Nigeria, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was born.

Together with his mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole, Oshiomhole was raised in Edo State.

Oshiomhole married Lara Fortes, a young model from Cape Verde, after losing his wife Clara Oshiomhole to breast cancer. Dr. Cyril Adams is one of his three children from his late marriage.

Before she died away, Jane Oshiomhole was seen with Steve Oshiomhole. In May 2015, he married his current wife, a cute young model.

Oshiomhole was raised in a Muslim household, but his late wife Clara, who passed away from cancer at the age of 54, converted him to Christianity. His Christian name is Eric, and he is a Catholic.


He obtained employment at the Arewa Textiles Company after completing his primary and secondary studies, where he was elected union secretary.

He was hired as a full-time trade union organizer in a short period of time, which was precisely in 1975.

He majored in economics and labor relations while attending Ruskin College in Oxford, England.

After receiving his diploma from Ruskin College, he continued on to the Kuru location of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.


In 1982, Oshiomhole was named general secretary of the union, which at the time employed 75,000 people in Nigeria’s textile, apparel, and tailoring industries.

He was named the new president of the Nigerian Labour Congress in 1999, when democracy had been restored.

President Olusegun Obasanjo pushed a resolution and obtained a 25% pay raise for public sector workers in the early hours.

When Obasanjo was elected again in 2003, he actively backed and encouraged his bid.

While continuing to serve as the NLC’s president, Oshiomhole was re-elected as the union’s general secretary for the textile industry.

The admirable friendship between him and Obasanjo soured as a result of the local oil refineries being neglected, which resulted in a reliance on imported gasoline and an increase in fuel prices.

Oshiomhole organized protests and strikes in response to this most recent event.

When Obasanjo sought to prove to him that he was still the president and had last say in how the country was managed, things got very difficult for the two of them. Tear gas began to fly everywhere, and union offices were blocked.

The Nigerian government claims that Oshiomhole submitted to voluntary arrest despite the National Leadership Council’s (NLC) official claim that he was kidnapped by the State Security Services (also known as SSS) during a protest on October 9, 2004.

Oshiomhole also served on the committee on Freedom of Association for two terms as the representative of African Workers on the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

He also served on the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions’ Executive Board.

On a global scale, Oshiomhole served on the International Labour Organization’s committee on freedom of association.

He also served on the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions’ (ICFTU) Executive Board.

He is a patriotic Nigerian who has served as a representative in numerous settings and organizations.

Oshiomhole sought support from his Labour Party before running for governor of Edo State in the April 2007 election under the Action Congress Party banner.

He ran against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Oserheimen Osunbor, who was initially tipped to win.

On March 20, 2008, an Edo State election tribunal ruled Oshiomhole the winner and declared Oserheimen Osunbor’s election to be invalid.

The decision of the state’s elections petitions tribunal naming Oshiomole as the governor of Edo State was maintained by a federal appeals court in Benin City.

Adams Oshiomhole came under fire in 2014 for publicly insulting Joy Ifije, a widow who had knelt before him pleading for the preservation of her meager source of income.

He advised the widow to “go and die”. Later on, he offered the widow job, apologized to her, gave her N2 million, and pledged to support the schooling of her second child.

Oshiomhole has performed numerous acts of service for the country. One of these is:

Serving on the Salaries and Wages Commission from 1991 to 1994 and the Vision 2010 Committee from 1996 to 1997
Since 1997, I have been a member of the National Council of Nigerian Vision.
Member of the National Council on Privatization and the Coordinating Committee for Constitutional Debate Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund’s Board of Directors from 1999 until the present
Trustfund Pension PLC member and chairman of the national anti-AIDS campaign from 2001 to 2002.

His duties at the international level include serving as President of the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) from 2000 to 2004 and as a member of the ICFTU’s executive board. ICFTU-AFRO [International Confederation of Trade Unions, African Regional Organization] Executive Board Member since the year 2000 Member of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body since June 2002.

He was given the customary title of Omo’kpanabiewho (One man like a country) of the Auchi kingdom in honor of his services.

Additionally, he has received recognition from groups representing Nigerians from all walks of life, including student unions, trade unions, professional associations, humanitarian organizations, and religious institutions.

Oshiomhole won the APC primary for the 2023 Edo North senatorial elections on May 28, 2022.

Adams Oshiomhole was proclaimed the winner of the 2023 senatorial election for Edo North Senatorial District by INEC on February 26, 2023.

Mr. Oshiomhole received 107,110 votes, defeating incumbent Senator Francis Alimekhena of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 55,344 votes, to win the election.


There is no information on his wealth.

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