Billionaire business man, Femi Otedola, has met with the Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In a post on his official Instagram handle on Saturday, Otedola described Sanwo-Olu as his childhood friend and the incoming governor of Lagos State.



An accompanying caption stated in part, “Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu; the governor in waiting.”


Rumoured plans of Otedola contesting for Lagos state Governorship seat.

The Oil magnate who is also Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, was last month rumoured to be running for governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

There were also reports with some online commentators attesting that the oil mogul would indeed contest for the seat.

This came shortly after a video showing the billionaire in a popular Lagos commercial shuttle, Molue, surfaced online.

Also, Ovation Magazine boss Dele Momodu said in September that Otedola had personally confirmed to him that he would be contesting the governorship seat.

However on Twitter, Otedola debunked the rumour saying, “My attention has been drawn to a news piece where false information from a parody account was posted,”

“I am a man of the people and I will always be on the side of the masses but I am stating clearly via this medium that I am not running for office.”

This meeting could therefore be seen as a boost to Sanwo-Olu’s campaign and a definite indication that Otedola may have had no intention of becoming Governor.

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