Former Deputy Editor of Thisday Newspapers, Kola Ologbondiyan has joined the race for the National Publicity Secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Ologbondiyan, who picked his nomination papers in Abuja yesterday, was also Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to former Senate President David Mark and a stakeholder at the state and national levels of the party.
Ologbondiyan rose through the ranks in his professional and political callings. He was Group Political Editor of Thisday Newspapers and as a correspondent, covered several high profile political beats, including the Presidency, National Assembly, State Government Houses and political parties.
A graduate of the University of Lagos and holder of a PGD in Journalism from the institute of Journalism, Lagos, Ologbondiyan is well-versed in Nigerian political evolution with strong institution memory of activities of the PDP.
He enjoys appreciable goodwill and strong contacts in both the media and political circles. He has been a loyal and active participant in PDP activities and contested the party’s House of Representatives primaries in 2011.