| Nigerian|| Nigerian|
| 28 February 1942 (1942-02-28) Ondo State, Nigeria|
Ali Olanusi (born February 28, 1942) is a Nigerian politician and deputy governor of Ondo State, Nigeria.
Ali Olanusi Wikipedia
Ali was born at Supare Akoko, a town in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria. He attended Ansarudeen College, Ikare where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate. On completion of his secondary education, he was employed as a teacher at modern school in Ogbagi, Ondo State but left the school to join the services of Lagos State Ministry of Transport. Although he had no degree certificate, according to him “My greatest regret in life is that I am not a graduate. It is the fact that I did not have a degree certificate from any university within or outside Nigeria. However, I don’t have inferiority complex”.
He began his political career as a member of the Unity Party of Nigeria before he joined the Social Democratic Party and was a foundation member of the People's Democratic Party. On 24 February 2009, he was elected as the deputy governor of Ondo State on the platform of the Labour Party and was re-elected again on the same platform on October 2012. On Thursday October 26, 2015, he defected to the All Progressives Congress following the defection of the incumbent governor Olusegun Mimiko, who dumped the Labour Party to the People's Democratic Party on Thursday October 2, 2014.