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Ekiti North

Sylvester Arise

People's Democratic Party

Sylvester Ayodele Arise

Political party
People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Entrepreneur, Politician

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Sylvester Ayodele Arise is a Nigerian senator who represents the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State. He became a member of the Nigerian Senate in 2007.



Ayodele Arise was born on 5 October 1956. His father was a judge. He was Assistant General Secretary of the Students Union at Ibadan Polytechnic (1976–1977). He obtained an M.Sc Urban & Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama USA in 1984. and is an A+ Certified Computer Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional.

After teaching mathematics and then working as a town planner, he entered into business in 1981 buying and selling video players and tapes in Nigeria. In the United States, he established a Computer Training Institute. In 2000 he launched Cards Technology Limited, which supplies MTel GSM recharge cards. He also launched Card Plant Limited for producing and supplying magnetic and chip cards, International Payment Devices Limited for manufacturing and distribution of ATMs, and Fortune Games for GSM Lotto.

Senate career

Ayodele Arise was elected to the National Senate for the Ekiti North constituency in 2007 and was appointed to committees on Local and Foreign Debts, Banking, Insurance & Other Financial Institutions.

In July 2009 a court upheld the verdict of the Ekiti State Election Petitions Tribunal, which voided Arise’s election after a petition had been filed by the Action Congress candidate, Mr. Olubunmi Adetunmbi, who alleged substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2006.


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