Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer is a Nigerian lawyer as well as the founder of KAFTAN TV. He was born on January 8, 1972, in Ondo City, which is in the Ondo state. He went to St. Stephen Primary School in Ondo from 1978 to 1983 and St. Joseph College in Ondo from 1983 to 1989. He then studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University from 1991 to 1997. Having completed his studies at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos and successfully completing the bar examinations, he was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2000. After that, he went to law school in the United States and eventually passed the New York Bar Examination. He has been licensed to practice law in federal courts in the United States, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom and New York,
At the start of his legal career, he worked in Lagos as a litigation lawyer for Tunji Abayomi and Co. Two years later, in 2002, he established his own law firm, named Adewole Adebayo & Co., House of Law, and In 2016, he launched his own television station known as KAFTAN TV. In addition to the many individuals he has financially empowered throughout the nation, he has sponsored about 2,000 young Nigerians in tertiary institutions in both Nigeria and abroad. He is a public affairs commentator who occasionally offers governmental guidance.
He victoriously emerged as the SDP presidential candidate.
Furthermore, after declaring his candidacy for president of Nigeria on January 15, 2022, he emerged as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 election, with Buhari Yussuf as his running mate. He won 1,546 votes, while his main opponent Kadijah Okunnu-Lamidi got 83 votes in a contentious election that gathered delegates from all of the federation’s 36 states to the International Conference Centre in Abuja. In his victory speech, He vowed to lead a government that embraced all citizens and would bring together the most innovative people in all fields to restore the country’s former glory. According to him, Nigerians who are fed up with the failed promises of other parties now have the SDP to turn to for a democratic solution.
The activity, which lasted more than nine hours, was overseen by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a team headed by a national commissioner for publicity and voter education, Barr. Festus Okoye, as well as other observers. Commenting on his victory, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, the party’s national chairman, has promised that if the party is elected to power in Nigeria, it will transform the nation’s narratives about the nature of its government. According to him, Nigeria finally has a chance to pick the right candidate in the 2023 election. Similarly, Adebayo added that the party believed it was necessary to show itself to Nigerians as a viable choice, championing fresh ideas for national governance.
Different restructuring plans were unveiled by the SDP aspirant.
In a session with the press, the SDP candidate made a commitment that, should he be successful in his candidacy for the presidency of Nigeria, his administration would build 400,000 new homes within four years. Acknowledging the north’s overall lack of progress, he vowed to bring it into the 21st century. He also pledged to prioritize the preservation of Nigerians’ chapter two constitutional rights. Additionally, in honour of Christmas, in a public statement for December 25, 2022, he affirmed that poverty and insecurity in the country would be eliminated, and the people of Nigeria’s cities would come together as a loving, supportive community.
Moreso, he explained that the party’s objective is to invest capital into the projects mandated by Article II of the Constitution. All Nigerians would have access to sufficient food and healthcare. Education and housing are also both guaranteed to meet basic needs. For the first four years of the SDP, they have pledged to construct 100,000 new homes throughout all states annually. He outlined how these developments will ultimately benefit the economy by increasing job opportunities. Additionally, they planned to create 30 million jobs, which some criticised as overly ambitious. Adebayo stated that he wants the entire nation to adopt 21st-century technical innovation.
Belief is that Nigeria’s problems can only be fixed by Nigerians.
Recently, he gave a speech at the Nigerian Army Resource Center in Abuja for an event hosted by the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), where he emphasised the need to avoid further damage before attempting to repair a problem. He asserted that one needed to comprehend what went wrong. Living conditions in the country are not bad. What the nation has experienced is the result of intentional damage by some. Nigeria can only be fixed by Nigerians, who are also the ones who do its devastation. He emphasised that his goal was to improve the nation. He explained that he does not routinely do things that benefit him.