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There are strong indications that the former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who works in Abuja is being tipped to be the next Lagos West Senator. 

She is to take over from Senator Olamilekan Yayi. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was the former Deputy-Governor of Lagos State from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, she was the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation 2003-2011. President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointed the former Lagos Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals.

She attended Salvation Army Primary School, Agege, Lagos (1965–1971), and she finished her secondary school education at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Mangoro, situated at Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State. She is an alumna of Lagos State University (LASU) and was awarded an honorary degree by the university. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a diploma in social work.

Princess Orelope, born into the royal lineage of Prince Kareem-Laka of Akeja Oniyanru and Amore Ruling House of Lagos State. She is the first girl and the third born out of 13 children. Orelope-Adefuire is popularly called ‘Iya Alanu’ which means ‘cheerful giver’. She worked at the Front Office Executive at PZ Industries, Nigeria Plc. On July 9, 2016, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefuire staged a beautiful wedding for her daughter Esther Olaleye Olawepo which took place at the Arch Bishop Vining Memorial Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

She is an administrator, social worker, politician and princess from a royal family. By the start of her pursuit in Politics, she was elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Alimosho Constituency I, where she creditably gained the respect of her fellow colleagues and was subsequently elected as the Chairman, House Service Committee. In the year 2002, she was appointed as the Electoral Commissioner at the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commissioner.

From 2003-2007, she was appointed Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and was subsequently appointed to the same position between 2007 and 2011. By 2011, she was elected the Deputy Governor of Lagos State and occupied the position till the end of the administration of His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola in 2015.

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