Dapo Abiodun (born 29 May 1960) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is the Governor of Ogun State after winning the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress.Dapo Abiodun is the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. He is the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited.On March 10, 2019, he was declared Governor-Elect of Ogun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission. He was sworn in Governor of Ogun Stateon May 29,2019.
He hails from Iperu Remo in Ogun State and belongs to a royal family. He was born into the family of Dr Emmanuel and Mrs Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district on May 29, 1960.
He studied civil engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, Osun State and subsequently, Accounting at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America (USA). He also holds a Honours et Doctorate Degree in Finance from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and another in Business Administration from Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State. He was involved in a certificate scandal in the buildup to the 2019 general elections, due to the fact that he claimed in the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, but in the 2019 governorship form, he claimed to possess only secondary school certificate of education.
He is the managing director/CEO of Heyden Petroleum Ltd [HPL], an indigenous player in the downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas industry in Nigeria. He is also reportedly the founder of First Power Limited.
Dapo Abiodun is a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defecting after the 2015 general elections. He contested the Ogun East senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) in the 2015 Nigerian general elections which he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate . He was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. He has served as a member of various presidential committees and organisations.
In 2019, He contested in the Gubernatorial Elections in Ogun state and won, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC).
He is a born again Christian and worships with the RCCG.He has testified that despite much opposition to him getting into The office of Ogun state governor God still got him there.