The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state has offered Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola governorship ticket to run for the governorship seat of Lagos state.
The report was asserted by the Publisher of Boss newspaper, Chief Dele Momodu.
Momodu in a post on his Twitter handle also revealed that the Chairman of Forte Oil has accepted and personally confirmed the development.
“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 tweeted.
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
While the billionaire oil magnate is yet to publicly confirm the report, if Momodu is all correct, Otedola will in the long run square up against whoever the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is presently in disarray, throws up as its party candidate.
Recall TNG has published series of reports on the battle of supremacy between the loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Over 50 council chairmen loyal to Bola Tinubu, his estranged godfather, have met and pledged their support for Jide Sanwonolu, who is believed to be Tinubu’s preferred choice, according to APC insiders.
The council chairmen are the most influential grassroots mobilisers under the direct primary system adopted by APC to pick governorship candidates.
Most members of the Lagos house of assembly are also loyal to Tinubu.
On Monday, the governor, alongside some members of his cabinet, stormed the headquarters of the APC in Abuja to get expression of interest and nomination forms for his 2019 bid.