By Eric Elezuo
Following his decision to key into the plans of the People Democratic Party to wrestle power from the ruling party in Lagos State, in the forthcoming 2019 Governorship election, as their flag bearer, The Boss can confirm that billionaire oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola, never planned to run against Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the current Governor of Lagos State.
Sources revealed to The Boss that Otedola had his eyes on the 2023 Gubernatorial election when Ambode may have concluded his tenure because of the promise he made to him (Ambode) that he will never run against him. And as Otedola puts it to his friends “I always keep my promise”.
However, as a result of the crisis in the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) where Ambode seems to have been dumped by his political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Otedola decided to bring his ambition forward.
He decided that if Ambode’s godfather has dumped him in preference for another aspirant, he is free from the promise not to contest against Ambode, and run against whoever Tinubu brings up as the party’s flag bearer.
The oil magnate has therefore confirmed to The Boss of his acceptance of the offer of the PDP to be their flag bearer in the 2019 Lagos governorship election.