Senator Grace Folasade Bent’s comeback


Though many had foreseen her comeback to the political scene, what was not known, was the finer details of her moves. 

In 2007, Senator Grace Folasade Bent  made history when she defeated many of her opponents in the senatorial election to represent Adamawa South, the largest senatorial district in the state, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

When the Ilesa, Osun State-born politician failed to secure the party ticket in 2011, her fans could not wait to see her return to politics, where she had impacted positively on the lives of people in her constituency.

 As source informed Spyglass that after wide consultations, Bent  has now made her intention known to go back to the Senate; and she is said to be receiving the blessings of the powers that be and the masses, who have missed her good representation at the Senate.

“It has dawned on the people of  her constituency that they need her. She is good politician with human face and a good grassroots person,’’ a source said.

Before her election into the Senate, Bent was a political adviser to the then PDP National Chairman, Audu Ogbeh.

Apart from being a strong advocate of inter-tribal marriage, the elegant lady, who is the author of Women in Inter-Ethnic Marriages in Nigeria, is at the forefront of women participation in government.

Bent,  who holds a Ph.D  in Public Administration from the Indiana  State University,  USA, cut her teeth in politics at the University of Calabar where she was actively involved in students’ unionism.