As we already reported, the Lagos State governorship election next year is going to be one interesting event.
Starting with the All Progressives Congress(APC) primaries in the state to the actual election, all indices indicate that Lagosians are in, for very interesting times.
According to latest news, Femi Otedola, CEO of Forte oil has accepted a People’s Democratic Party offer to be their flagbearer for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
Dele Momodu, owner of Ovation magazine made this revelation via his twitter handle on Tuesday.
He 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…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) September 11, 2018
See reactions from Nigerians below
Now Lagos is becoming a lot more interesting. Finally people have enough balls to challenge jagaban..I think ambode still has the upper hand.. Even as Otedola throws his heart into the race
— West 79 INC. (@McShaffy) September 11, 2018
With Tinubu and Ambode going for each other’s throat, Otedola as PDP’s gubernatorial candidate in Lagos will be a sweet move. Popular name, deep pocket, a thirst for something different from Lagosians. I love this game!
— Kelvin Odanz (@Kelvin_Odanz) September 11, 2018
Femi Otedola just accepted PDP’s governorship ticket in Lagos state
Tinubu is against Ambode to be Governor in 2019, he has dropped his own candidate
2019 elections will be damn too interesting
But APC will always win Lagos for sure.
— Icey (@ManLikeIcey) September 11, 2018
What if PDP snap Governor Ambode with his power of incumbency to run against Tinubu rumored candidate, Jide Sanyaolu?
Or what if a coalition party field Femi Otedola as their party bearer to test his popularity & financial might against Jagaban of Lagos…
2019 is getting lit
— Ayanbisi Temitope. A (@Dr_Aphiz) September 11, 2018
If Femi Otedola actually got a ticket to contest for the Lagos State governorship position come 2019, I see him winning ahead of any other candidate.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) September 11, 2018
Otedola confirms interest and signs with PDP
Ambode to hurt Tinubu and APC, signs a deal with PDP to protect interest
Otedola gets support from Ambode faithfuls and white collar Lagos populace and youths
Tinubu’s days in Politics are numbered
— BeingHumanAintEnough (@realdanielemeka) September 11, 2018
Mr. Otedola, Chairman/CEO of Forte Oil, has accepted to run for the governorship seat of the Lagos State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Boss can confirm that the party offered the billionaire oil magnate the ticket of the party, & he wholeheartedly
— Olalekan .E. (@ola_ekinne) September 11, 2018