Timothy Oloyede

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Timothy Oloyede is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who represented Ife-Ila federal constituency in the House of Representatives during the nation's first republic. However, his re-election campaign in 1964 caused a bit of a stir when his opponents claimed that their candidate was not recognized as Oloyede was declared unopposed in the local parliamentary election. (1)

He was born in Modakeke to the family of Gabriel Alesinloye Oloyede, He attended Oduduwa College, Ife and graduated from the school in 1948. Prior to which, he spent stints at the Bishop Oluwole Memorial School, Agege and the Anglican Central School, Ife. While at Oduduwa College, he was one of the earliest students to sit for the Cambridge School Certificate in class 5.

Electoral history

1959 Ife-Ila parliamentary election

  • T.O. Oloyede 15,387
  • L. Adebowale 9,861


  • (1)Bamigbetan, Kehinde. 'The Half And Half Election', Potomac: Jun 13, 1994. Vol. 1, Iss. 4; pg. 9