One of Nigeria's richest men, Femi Otedola, has reportedly accepted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offer to run for the Lagos gubernatorial election in 2019.
According to a tweet by Dele Momodu on Tuesday, September 11, he claimed Otedola personally confirmed it to him.
Otedola is likely going to square up against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who has declared intention to run for a second term in office.
Legit.ng had reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos expressed interest to run for a second term as governor of the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor made the official declaration on Monday, September 10, in Alausa.
Ambode recalled how he was called upon by Lagosians to come and serve the state four years ago and thanked them for their support.
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He said: “In the last three and a half years, I have fulfilled my promises to you to make Lagos work for all. With your support, we have made Lagos a better place and changed the face of our State. I did not do it alone; we did it together, because you believed.
“Our state has remained steadily prosperous because of your positive outlook. I urge you to always stay positive in your personal and communal lives and continue to aspire to great things."
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