Femi Otedola, a businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, has “accepted” the offer of a governorship ticket by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation magazine, broke the news on his social media handle, saying that Mr Otedola “personally confirmed” the news to him.
Thus, the billionaire businessman would run against Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 elections.
Mr Momodu 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.”
Mr Otedola’s emergence comes a day after Mr Ambode officially declared interest in a second term.