Full Name: Abdul-Lateef Kola Abiola
State of Origin: Ogun State.
Date of Birth: July 1, 1962.
Marriage status: Married.
Spouse(s): Victoria Arafat Ossom & Olayinka Abiola
Alma mater: Colorado State University, USA.
Occupation: Businesswoman, Politician.
Political party: Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP).
Abdul-Lateef Kola Abiola, born July 1, 1962, better known as Kola Abiola, is a Nigerian politician and the eldest son of the late MKO Abiola. He is the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP). Kola Abiola was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria.
Early Life and Education
Kola Abiola was born into the family of the late MKO Abiola and Alhaja Simbiat Abiola. He describes himself as being humbled by the events of life, which made him who he is today.
Kola Abiola was born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State, in the South-West region of Nigeria, where he hails from. He grew up alongside his siblings under the watch of their parents.
He had his elementary and secondary education in Ogun State before proceeding to a higher institution.
He attended Baptist High School where he lived with the principal then; before he went to Ibadan Grammar School. During holidays, he had severe Jaundice so he couldn’t return to school and end up spending over six months at home recuperating.
Kola Abiola later did a term at Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School before his mother transferred him to Aiyetoro where he completed his secondary school education.
After his secondary education, Kola Abiola went to Berkeley and then Colorado State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and MBA in Business Administration. He returned to Nigeria to start the University Staff School, Akoka, during that time his mother was a lecturer at YabaTech while the father was accountant.
Kola Abiola Political Career
Kola Abiola declared his intention to contest for the 2023 presidential race beneath the platform of People’s Redemption Party, PRP.
Not a lot data is thought about Kola Abiola’s profession, even if he’s from the household of MKO Abiola who ran for the presidency in 1993.
MKO Abiola was the co-owner of ITT and likewise the proprietor of RCN, Radio Communications Nigeria, Bakery (Wonderloaf), Concord Press, Abiola farms, Concorde Airlines and African Concord.
Kola Abiola was married to Olayinka Abiola who slumped and died in Los Angeles, California on the night of Saturday, October 16, 2010.
She was in her mid-40s and the daughter of Chief (Mrs.) Bose Onilere, the late prominent businesswoman. She was the second wife of Kola Abiola, with the first being Victoria Arafat.