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Kemi Nelson: Cause of death, Political career others…



Kemi Nelson: Cause of death, Political career others...

Kemi Nelson an influential and only female member of Tinubu’s Governorship Advisory Council is dead, ENigeria Newspaper reports.

Olukemi “Kemi” Nelson was a Nigerian politician and socialite. She was the Executive Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund and zonal women leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress
Born 9 February 1956 Kemi Nelson died in the early hours of July 17, 2022, according to family sources, at the age of 66.

A mother of three known for signature ‘gele’ style,  had her university education at Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, Kemi Nelson was one of the closest allies of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress – APC.

Kemi Nelson: Cause of death, Political career others...


Kemi Nelson Cause of death revealed
Not much was said about cause of death and Mr. Seye Oladejo a spokesman for the ruling APC did not immediately return a request seeking comments. But much later when we got through, Oladejo, confirmed the death, described it as, “tragic and very sad.”

Family members who spoke to us about her cause of death only revealed that Mrs. Nelson died after a brief illness.
Political career
In the 1980s, Nelson joined the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

She was the senatorial candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial district in 1992 and was defeated at the polls by Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


In 1998, during the regime of General Abacha, she contested for the Ikeja Federal Constituency in the house of assembly. This time, as a member of UNCP. She won the election but it was truncated by the death of General Abacha.

In 1999, she joined Alliance for Democracy (AD) and from 1999 to 2003, she served as the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation during the tenure of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and has served as the Women Leader of Lagos State Chapter of APC and was later made the South West Women Leader of APC.

She was the only female serving member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).


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