Billionaire, Femi Otedola is said to have accepted the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) offer to contest against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Lagos state governorship election.
The Publisher of Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu, revealed that Mr Otedola “personally confirmed” the news to him that he will run against the Lagos incumbent Governor, Ambode of the APC in 2019.
Mr Otedola, a businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil PLC reportedly ‘’accepted’’ the offer of a governorship ticket from the opposition party.
Dele Momodu on his twitter handle wrote “Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. He’s accepted and personally confirmed to The Boss newspaper.”
Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. He's accepted and personally confirmed to The Boss newspaper…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) September 11, 2018
Otedola’s emergence comes a day after Ambode officially declared his interest in a second term.
The Lagos governor while speaking to his supporters at Alausa said: “In these three and a half years as your Governor, I have seen visible proof that we can achieve unbelievable things when we all come together with no more than our belief in our dreams.
Ambode said, “We achieved because you believed. But there is still a lot more to be done. But I am not daunted. I am not tired. And I am sure you feel the same way because we all envision a better Lagos, a Lagos of our dreams.
“So, I humbly call you again, to give me your support as I seek to continue with your mandate to steer the affairs of our State. I ask you to believe again and together, let’s achieve more.” Governor Ambode said.