“Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.” – Michelle Obama.

As the Edo state gubernatorial primary election is coming up early next year, it’s no longer news that women are not left behind in the race.

Women participation in Politics is always been encouraged but only few women have over time seized the opportunity to be involved in active Politics. One of such women is the former member and current PDP aspirant vying for the seat of Edo state Governor come 2024, Hon. Barr. Omosede Igbinedion (Lady Governor) who used her elective position to impact positively on her Constituents and many other Edo citizens.

Hon. Barr.Omosede Igbinedion Born in early 1980’s into the royal family of the Esama of Benin kingdom, chief Sir (Dr) Gabriel O.Igbinedion.

She attended the Igbinedion Education center where she sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in the year 1998, attended Cambridge college in the United Kingdom where she acquired her A-Levels. she went on to study Law and obtained Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from University of Kent in 2003. She further obtained M.A, Masters in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster in 2005. After which she came back to Nigeria and attended Nigerian Law School and was consequently called to the Bar in 2007.

Hon. Omosede was elected as the youngest female member into the 8th Assembly of the Nigerian House of Representatives in 2015, where she represented the Peace Loving People of Ovia Federal Constituency which consist of Ovia North-East and Ovia-South West Local Government Area of Edo State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

Her legislative interest border on women and Children, Poverty Alleviation, Education and Niger Delta matters. She targets to contribute towards a more effective and independent truly democratic legislation and to improve upon the lives of the members of her constituency and beyond.


She was the Deputy Chairman House Services in the House of Representatives. She was the member of the following committees; Local Content, Aviation, Downstream Petroleum, FCT, Judiciary, Rural Development, Women in Parliament. She also used the Platform to create lucrative job opportunities for Ovia Constituents and beyond such as; Immigration, Road Safety, police etc, Apart tremendous people’s oriented projects she executed acrossed her constituency

She is a diligent, entrepreneur, and industrious mum to her Son


1. A motion on urgent public important on the need to rescue abducted school girls children.

2. A motion calling for a halt to the proposed plan to stop admission of combatant female cadets into the Nigerian Defence Academy.

3. A motion on Federal Government to drop the 20% tariff imposed on imported medicines.

4. Motion on the need for Federal Airport Authority Of Nigeria (FAAN) to repair Benin Airport runway.

5. A motion on the need to construct pedestrian bridge and speed breakers at the University of Benin axis of the Lagos-Benin highway, to forestall accidents. Omosede as a learned lawyer said that “the fundamental duty of the Government, according to Section 14 (2) (b) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, was the security and welfare of Nigerians”.

6.Contributed to a Motion on the floor of the House, moved by the Majority Leader, concerning the 26 young Nigerian women and girls that were found dead in the Mediterranean.
She urged her colleagues that now is time to act towards assisting and restoring the loss of confidence in the Nation by the youths which is the major cause of this deadly voyage across the Mediterranean sea to Europe.

7. She contributed to a Motion on the floor of the House in 2018. She said as a youth, the “Youth Agenda” has always been paramount to her. Also, knowing fully well that it is important to protect the youth and look into tackling the lawlessness of the Police. She said “I am glad the youth of this great Country have woken up to this challenge. We can achieve anything.

8. A motion on the “Need to stop the increasing rate of child labour, molestation and abuse in Nigeria,”

9. A motion under matters of public urgency, on the need to attract teachers to remote locations in Nigeria.


1. Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, 2016.

2. Freedom of Information Act
(Amendment) Bill, 2018.

3. National Information Technology Development Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

4. National Identity Management Commission Act (Amendment Bill), 2018.

5. Federal College of Education, Ekiadolor (Establishment) Bill, 2018.


Hon. Omosede holds an award of Excellence From

1. The Students Union Government (SUG) of the University of Benin

2. National Association of Nigerian Students (NAN)

3. She received an award of remarkable achievement as most promising female future leader by the family values award who are promoting good values and behaviour in the Nigeria of today.

4. She received award as the political icon of the year by the students representatives council, Nigerian law school Abuja

5. Exemplary leadership merit award by the Annual Patriotic service award 2017.

6. The esteemed award

7. Award of 21st Century icon of excellent representation and nation building by the National association of Nigerian female students (NANFS)

8.Edo patriotic Award of excellence

9.Mandela peace and development award during the Nelson Mandela’s Day, 2016.

10. Prestigious award by NUJ, Edo state council

11. Meritorious award of excellence by the Nigerian youth advocacy for good governance initiative

12. Edo students icon award 2022.

To round it up, She was well recognized and given an award as Diva of Legislation of the 8th Assembly, amongst many other awards.

Therefore, we plead with the delegates to choice wisely by supporting and Nominating, Hon. Omosede Igbinedion (Lady Governor) for Edo state Governor 2024, She is determined to serve Edo state with the utmost integrity and passion. With your continued support, we aim to bring more positive change to our beloved state. God bless


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