Billionnaire businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, has reportedly accepted to run for governor in Lagos state in 2019.
Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine and The Boss Newspaper, in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, said the oil magnate has “accepted” the offer of a governorship ticket from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The news means he would be running against Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2019.
“Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. He’s accepted and personally confirmed to The Boss newspaper…,” Momodu wrote.