The Constituency

Ondo South.....Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency

Irele / Okitipupa Federal Constituency is one of the Federal constituencies in the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State. This Federal Constituency just like the name implied comprises both Irele and Okitipupa Local Government areas of Ondo State.

Okitipupa Local Government Area.

Okitipupa is a Local Government Area in Ondo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Okitipupa. The name Okitipupa originated from the elevation of the town and colour of the soil of the town which is red in colour referred to in Yoruba Language and its dialects as 'pupa'.

Okitipupa is derived from Yoruba Language Okiti(Hill) amd Pupa(Red) which was used by people travelling from other communities to trade in the Okitipupa central Market. It has an area of 803 km square and a population of 233,565 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 350. Okitipupa Local Govermnent Area is divided into towns and villages which are further sub-divided into Wards and Polling Units.

Irele Local Government Area.

Irele is a Local Governement Area in Ondo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Ode-Irele. It has an area of 963 square kilometer(372 sq m) and had a polpulation of 145,166 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 352. Irele Local Government Area is divided into towns and villages which are further sub-divided into Wards and Polling units.

Wards in Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency

There are in total twenty three(23) wards in the Federal Constituency with Okitipupa Local Government Area having thirteen(13) wards and Irele Local Goverment having ten(10) wards.

House of Representatives Members Till Date

Since the advent of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, a total of four(4) honourable members have represented the Federal Constituency in Abuja, all from the same party- the Peoples Democratic Party. Their names and the durations of services are as below:

Hon. Abayomi Sheba ---Irele--- PDP---1999 To 2003

Honourable Abayomi Sheba of the Peoples Democratic Party from Irele Local Government Area of the Federal Constituency represented the Federal Constituency in Abuja between 1999 and 2003.

Hon.(Dr) Olakunde ---Okitipupa--- PDP---2003 To 2007 and 2007 To 2011

Honourable(Dr) Olakunde of the Peoples Democratic Party from Okitipupa Local Government Area of the Federal Constituency represented the Federal Constituency in Abuja between 2003 and 2007. He also represented the Federal Constituency between 2007 and 2011. He remained the only person to have done so twice.

Hon. Helbert Akintoye ---Irele--- PDP---2011 To 2015

Honourable Helbert Akintoye of the Peoples Democratic Party from Irele Local Government Area of the Federal Constituency represented the Federal Constituency in Abuja between 2011 and 2015.

Hon. Mike Omogbehin ---Okitipupa--- PDP---2015 Till Date

Honourable Mike Omogbehin of the Peoples Democratic Party from Okitipupa Local Government Area of the Federal Constituency defeated Mr Victor Akinmoyero of the All Progressive Party to emerge victorious at the poll. His election remained the only one among the listed Representatives to be contested at the Electoral Tribunal to the Appeal Court. And in all the Legal Cases preferred against him, he emerged victorious. The amiable Honourable remains the incumbent Representative of the irrepressible people of Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency.