Young Progressives Party House of Representatives Candidate for Ibadan North Federal Constituency in Oyo State
Born 18th April, 1986, Timi Olagunju is running for the House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency in Oyo State. He is running under the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), motivated by his desire to hold a “Red Card” to all forms of leadership that are undeserving for Nigeria and Nigerians. His agenda is focused on “people first” representation rather than politics. Timi is a technology lawyer and professional speaker, who has received several awards for leadership, including an award from US President Barack Obama. Through his litigation, he has defended the rights of communities in high profile cases. He is the Co-Founder of Youths in Motion (YIM), an international activist group promoting opportunities for youths in Africa and the diaspora. Through YIM’s “Democracy in Action” program, Timi understands the importance of interaction between citizens and their representatives. As a representative, he will communicate and listen to his constituency. He is the author of The Hustlers’ Mentality and Yes Africa Can.