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Mr. Ajeigbe John Olajide


He is the chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission. He has wide experiences in electoral processes and has served many years in Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He holds a B.Sc. (hons) Degree from the prestigious ‘Great Ife’ – University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He had worked as a teacher in schools across Oyo State for many years before joining the service of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 1988. In the course if his 28 years of service with INEC, he was at different times Electoral Officer, Chief Personnel Officer and Director in many Local Governments across Oyo State. Becoming the Head, Operations at the INEC headquarters, Ibadan, Oyo State during his active service was not a surprise to many who knows Jide as fondly called as a diligent and core system person who has transverse the length and breadth of Oyo state. Apart from being an indigene of Oyo state, his knowledge of the terrain in matters of culture, structure and conduct of elections is outstanding. A few years to his retirement from INEC in 2006, INEC acknowledges that he could not have gone with such a huge wealth of experience without finding a way of getting his kind reproduced. He was then transferred to the Head of Training Department of the commission. 

Once a teacher, always one. Jide Ajeigbe passionately took mentoring and capacity development seriously to the extent that hardly was there any section of INEC personnel that was left out of his knowledge and skill development program. He was an asset to the commission in electoral operations. To those that were his senior colleagues in service, Jide ever remained a tool for successful operations. His contemporaries saw him as a rallying point and subordinates referred to him as a leading light and motivator.

His in-service trainings spanned across Politics of Accommodation, Conflicts and Dispute Resolution (Benison Vats), Personnel Management, Election Administration, Time Management, Public forum and Voter Education, Usage of Direct Data Capture System of Voters Registration, among others through local and foreign institutions and agencies.

Jide Ajeigbe voluntarily bowed out of INEC service full of honour and integrity in 2006. As a versatile electoral officer, upon retirement he has since been involved in consultancy as facilitator in trainings and workshops. He is ever known to be honest, diligent and innovative team player.