Finally Lagos State Governorship election will be interesting comes 2019 as the billionaire businessman reportedly on Tuesday accepted to become the Governorship candidates of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2019 governorship election.
Femi Otedola whose Father Micheal Otedola was a Lagos state governor for the year 1992 – 1993 has however seen enjoying his vacation and have not made any public announcement of his acceptance in joining the race for the 2019 Lagos State Governorship Election.
An early announcement was made by Dele Momodu, a venerable journalist in the country and a close friend to Otedola on his Twitter Profile.
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
Femi Otedola will run against Akinwunmi Ambode the incumbent governor and candidate of the All the Progressive Congress (APC), whose on Monday also declared his intention to run for the second term as the governor of the state. This is going to be more challenging and some Lagosians and PDP members are anticipating Otedola as a better candidate to go shoulder to shoulder with whoever Tinubu of APC has chose to run for the party with Ambode.
Femi Otedola is undoubtedly a strong candidate to run against APC, Otedola is a chairman and controlling shareholder of Oil Marketing and power generation “ForteOil” which has more than 500 gas stations across the nation and control a large part of oil business in Nigeria.
To the question who will in the Lagos State Governorship Election?
Since Ambode assume power in 2015, he has done a remarkable job in the state in the areas like Transportation, Health, Environment, Education Law and Order, Traffic and has brought good infrastructure to Lagosians and made good income for the Lagos State Government and many Lagosians still want his good work to continue.
Otedola on the other has no Political history or experience to himself, he has never been elected to any political post and as a matter of fact until now most people still dont know he’s member of any political party. But as a successful business man, a philanthropist, he has impacted thousands of Nigerians with his wealth and lots of Nigerian Youths are enjoying his employments opportunity and would like to see him take a lead role in becoming a Lagos State Governor.
Will the good works of 4 years Akinwumi Ambode has done in Lagos earn him another year on the sit? or will the Femi Otedola use his wealth, popularity and philanthropist works secure him a win the upcoming governorship election? Pls share your views below.