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#KnowYourLawmakers: Olamide Oladiji Adesanmi, Deputy Majority Leader of ODHA

Olamide Oladiji Adesanmi. A.K.A LANDMARK was born some years back in the present day Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo state


Olamide Oladiji Adesanmi. A.K.A LANDMARK was born some years back in the present day Ondo East Local Government Area into the family of Pa. Oladiji, a renowned cocoa merchant with the appellation of “Ore-Agbe”. He’s the current Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly.


He attended Saint Paul (R.C.M) Primary School, Ondo, before proceeding to Saint Joseph’s College, Ondo, for his secondary school education. He thereafter attended the prestigious Ondo Boys High School for his Higher School Certificate (HSC). Oladiji obtained a National Diploma in Accountancy from the Akanbia Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Afikpo, now in Ebonyi State in 1993 while he bagged a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti in 1998. Landmark also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology from the Redeem Christian Church of God where he graduated with distinction. This doyen of the politics of Ondo East possesses several Professional certificates in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.


Mr. Oladiji is not just one of the regular Nigerian politicians who are in politics for the purpose of getting his bread buttered. Landmark is no doubt a God-made and self-made businessman whose palm kernels have been cracked for him by the gods. His interest in politics is strongly motivated by the drive to impact many more lives through the instrumentality of public office. He fully subscribes to the belief that there is always a restrictive financial limit to whatever anyone can do in individual capability to better the lives of his people.

Landmark is a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but the impact of his political activities has so far been more felt in Ondo East and West Local Government Areas of the state. These are areas hitherto known for so many years as the political strongholds of the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko. Mr. Oladiji committed so many funds to the development of the APC and had also fought tooth and nail with Mimiko to ensure that the ruling party secures relevance in the two local government areas. He had contested election into the state House of Assembly in the 2015 general election which he narrowly lost to a candidate of the PDP but succeeded in winning the heart of his numerous supporters.

The commitment of Mr. Oladiji to the systemic growth of APC in both Ondo East and West Local government areas has been most commendable; despite having to regularly contend with the fortified structures of the immediate past governor. He has been a major financier of the All Progressives Congress in the two local governments and has consistently ensured that structures of the party in the affected council areas are regularly given the needed financial oiling. Landmark made a donation of two branded buses to APC in 2014 for ease of movement of party members and leaders within and outside the state. He paid the rent of the party’s 10 ward offices in Ondo East in his bid to ensure acceptance of APC at the grassroots levels. He had also embarked on the distribution of customized APC phones to party leaders at the grassroots levels while all “Olojas” in the two local councils had enjoyed his donation of power-generating sets. Landmark followed up his benevolence with the distribution of writing materials to primary school pupils in Ondo West and East Local government areas to aid their learning. It was in recognition of the selfless contributions of Mr. Olamide Oladiji in building the APC and the members in Ondo East and West Local government areas that he was made the Director-General of Akeredolu Campaign Organization in the two council areas. He nonetheless did very well by delivering more than half of the total valid votes cast for Akeredolu in the November 26, 2016, gubernatorial election; in spite of being the areas of strength of the then-incumbent governor.

Mr. Olamide Oladiji has been the brain behind and a monumental financial pillar of support to the LANDMARK VANGUARD, a Non-Governmental Organization that is concerned with the delivery of qualitative education to students within and outside of Ondo State. Activities of Landmark Vanguard is also extended to the provision of vocational skill acquisitions and varied forms of empowerment initiatives for youths in Ondo East and West Local government areas. Landmark Vanguard also attends to the needs of widows and orphans that are domiciled within Ondo East and West Local government areas of the state.

It can be conveniently argued that Landmark is not in politics for personal aggrandizement. God has indeed blessed him beyond measure as he sits atop a good number of thriving businesses across and beyond Nigerian borders. He is the Founder and Chairman of Dynamic Landmark Group of Schools located in Lagos, Abuja and Ondo state. The schools remain one of the best private schools in the country with a clear-cut international approach to teaching. He is also the proprietor of the prestigious Landmark Polytechnics.

Landmark is indeed young at heart but extremely experienced, creative and versatile. He is given an expansive worldview and a mindset of all-round possibilities. He is driven by a certain philosophy that whatever can be conceived in the mind is very much achievable. Hon. Oladiji has no doubt been enormously blessed by God, but he remains unhappy going by the plights of the have-nots in society. This has undoubtedly informed his unflinching resolve to give himself to meeting the needs of the downtrodden in society.

Politicians in the mould of Mr. Olamide Oladiji that are not self-seeking, but passionately concerned about the people are indeed few in present-day Nigeria. Here is a man who is not only exceptionally creative but never runs short of positive ideas for creating values. He is a good example of hard work and a symbol of integrity. Landmark is very conscious of the fact that a good name is far better than riches. He is a firm believer in doing the right thing at all times with good conscience.

Currently is the honorable member of the ninth House of Assembly respecting the good people of Ondo East Constituency. It will interest you to note he is the Deputy Majority leader of the House and also the Chairman of House Committees on Judiciary, Public Petition, Establishment and Service matters. He is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Governor Offices and Protocols, he is the Vice-Chairman of some other committees.


  • Chairman, House Committee on Governor Office and Protocol
  • Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Public Petition, Establishment and Service Matter
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Member, House Committee on Sustainable Goals Inter-Governmental Affairs and Multilateral Relations.
  • Member, House Committee on Petroleum Environmental, Bitumen, Solid Minerals, Energy and Others.
  • Member, House Committee on Procurement
  • Member, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation
  • Member, House Committee on Selection
  • Member, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology


Landmark has been decorated with several awards within and outside of Nigeria in recognition of his selfless contributions to the cause of alleviating the plight of the needy.

His Constituency Offices are located at Fagbo Road Bolorunduro, Ondo, and Landmark campaign office, Italuowo, Landmark junction, Ondo. He could also be contacted via for constituents and legislative-related matters.

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