Meet Wole Olanipekun; Tinubu's Lead Counsel At The Presidential Tribunal
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Chief Wole Olanipekun , SAN, OFR, CFR a Nigerian Lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and Senior Advocate of Nigeria will lead 49 other lawyers to defend the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu at the presidential election tribunal.
Born in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State on November 18, 1951, Olanipekun attended Amonye Grammar School, Ikere Ekiti between 1965 and 1969 where he obtained the West African School Certificate. His academic brilliance informed his appointment as the senior prefect. He proceeded to Ilesa Grammar School in 1970 from where he obtained the Higher School Certificate in 1971.
At Ilesha Grammar School, the young Olanipekun manifested his innate leadership qualities, thus becoming the Editor-in-Chief of the school magazine (The Spike). He was also the Chairman of the Students Representative Committee in 1971. In 1972, he gained admission to the University of Lagos where he bagged a Bachelor of Law degree in 1975. As light drawing moths, Olanipekun attracted many friends and admirers with his enchanting brilliancy which led to his election as the Secretary-General of the Students’ Union between 1973 and 1974.
He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos from 1975 to 1976 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1976. He was a junior counsel in the Messrs Oniyangi & Co Ilorin between 1977 and 1979. In 1980, he became the Principal Partner of Messrs Wole Olanipekun & Co. Perhaps one can only remind Olanipekun of what God says concerning him and his like in the book of Isaiah 3:10 which read, “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.”
He was Called to the bar in July 1976 after he graduated from the Nigerian Law School and subsequently attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in July 1991, the same year in which he was appointed as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State and served in that capacity for two years.
In 2002, he was elected as President of the Nigerian Bar Association. In 2003 he was appointed the vice President of the Pan African Lawyers Union. In January 2007, he became a Life bencher, appointed by the Nigerian Body of Benchers. He was the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of the University of Ibadan between 2004 and 2006.
In 2003, he was appointed the Vice President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). Chief Oluwole Olanipekun, SAN, OFR is the Principal Partner of Wole Olanipekun and Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria with the headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria, branch in Abuja and presence in all the states in Nigeria.
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