|Birth||29 July 1963, Ekiti State, Nigeria|
Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (born July 29, 1963) popularly known as MOB, is a Nigerian Lawyer, human right activist, politician and member of the 7th National Assembly.
Senator MOB was born on July 29, 1963 at Iyin Ekiti, a town in Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria into the family of the late Sir Stephen Ogunjuyigbe Bamidele but spent his early life in Lagos State where he attended his secondary school, Baptist Academy before he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Religious studies. He later attended the University of Benin where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1990. He was Call to the bar in 1992, having graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
He proceeded to Franklin Pierce University where he received a master’s degree in Law and was called to the New York Bar on January 1999. MOB is one of the defence counsel, led by Chief Godwin Olusegun Kolawole Ajayi to the Moshood Abiola on his treason felony trial.
On June 1992, he contested the primary elections to the Federal House of Representatives representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency in Lagos State under the platform of Social Democratic Party but lost the election. He served as Special Assistant on Legal Matters to Senator Bola Tinubu until November 1993 when Nigeria’s democracy was truncated by the late Gen. Sanni Abacha, a former Nigerian head of states and military dictator. On July 2000, he was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Political and Intergovernmental Relations.
He was later appointed as commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development in Bola Tinubu’s led administration. On April 2011, he was elected as member of the 7th National Assembly to represent Iyin Ekiti Senatorial district. In March 2015, in his article entitled: “My hatred for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”, criticized the released of The Lion of Bourdilion, a documentary film aired by Africa Independent Television on March 1, 2015 and the role played by the opposition party, in the release of the controversial film.