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Henry Dele Alake is a Nigeria politician, journalist, activist, technocrat and a Director of Media and Communication of The Tinubu Campaign Council, He is from Ekiti state. He was born on the 6th of October 1956. Dele Alake is 66 years currently.
Alake attended Surulere Baptist Primary School, Lagos for his elementary education before heading to Christ’s School Ado Ekiti, for his West African School Certificate. He then later proceeded to Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos where he obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1975.
Later in 1975, he headed to the University of Lagos, Akoka for bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Mass Communications
After graduation, Dele Alake observed his one-year national service with the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) before he was appointed as Senior Sub-Editor at the Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation (LSBC).
He also served as Current Affairs Officer and Senior Current Affairs Officer. In 1983, he was appointed a Principal Current Affairs Officer.
Dele was pivotal to the creation of Lagos Television (LTV 8).
In 1985, Alake delved into the print aspect of journalism when he joined the defunct Concord Press publishers of the Concord Group of Newspapers – National Concord and Sunday Concord as an editor and writer.
He also served as the columnist of the National Concord.
In 1989, he was appointed editor of Sunday Concord, a capacity he occupied till 1995.
His mentor, Chief MKO Abiola appointed him his Adviser on Information to catalyse his election campaign in preparation for the 1993 general election.
Alake faced oppression from the dictatorial regime of General Sanni Abacha for his confrontations and candour to hold the government accountable for the stolen mandate of his mentor.
With so much pressure on Alake, he went into exile to form a coalition with the likes of Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, Senator Bola Tinubu, Chief John Oyegun, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.) and other top members of the National Democratic Coalition of Nigeria, NADECO.
In 1999, the then Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu appointed him as his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy and later State Commissioner for Information and Strategy
Later in 2010, Dele made a declaration to contest for the senatorial seat of Ekiti Central Ekiti state. He however dropped the aspiration because of the intra-party crisis of his political party at that time.
In 2014, he was appointed as the director of Media and Communication of the Buhari Campaign Organisation in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambition in the 2015 general election
In preparation for the 2023 general election, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed him as the Director of Media and Communication of The Tinubu Campaign Council
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