Chief Olu Falae, GCON, CFRNational Chairman of the Social Democratic Party
Chief Olu Falae, GCON, CFR was born to the family of Joshua and Abigail Falae. His father was originally from Akure but due to opportunities in cocoa farming, Falae's family and a few other Akure natives moved to a nearby location called Ago-Abo where they settled as pioneers. Falae's father was later made the head of Ago-Abo village. Falae attended an Anglican primary school in Akure where he met his future wife, Rachael Fashoranti. After primary education, he sat for the entrance exam into Igbobi College and was accepted in 1953, after graduating, he went on to complete his Higher School Certificate at Government College, Ibadan in 1958. Thereafter, he was a tutor at Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure. He attended the University of Ibadan for his undergraduate studies before pursuing a graduate program at Yale University in the United States. At the University of Ibadan, he represented his hall of residency in the Students Representative Council and was editorial board member of the student run campus magazine.