The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola, is set to run for the governorship seat of Lagos state under the Peoples Democratic Party platform.
According to well informed source who spoke to The Boss Newspaper, the billionaire oil magnate may pick the PDP ticket anytime from now.
Femi Otedola accepted to run for the governorship seat of the Lagos State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was offered the ticket by the main opposition party in Nigeria.
Otedola, who has not initially shown any interest to run for the governorship office, at least for now because he wouldn’t want to challenge his friend and brother, Ambode for the seat, may have changed his mind following the crisis rocking the emergence of Ambode as APC candidate.
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has recently come under fire by a group loyal to APC national leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, saying he must be dethroned for a former commissioner in the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu.
A cross section of respondents told The Boss that the son of a former Governor of Lagos State, who has carved a niche for himself in the business world, has the capacity to turn the state around and improve on whatever work former governors have put on the ground.
Otedola will therefore, in the long run square up against whoever the All Progressives Congress (APC) throws up as its party candidate as it is still embroiled in battle of supremacy between the loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.