- Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Friday, May 18, refuted some claims that he is seeking to contest for Lagos state governorship seat in 2019
- He said the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode is doing a commendable job and Lagosians should be proud of him
- Otedola also said he is a man of the people and he will always be on the side of the masses
Nigerian billionaire and chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola on Friday, May 18, debunked claims that he is planning to contest as Lagos State governor in 2019.
NAIJ.com gathered that the rumours is said to have come up after Otedola posted a video of himself on a popular Molue bus in the state.
Also the rumours grew following a tweet from a parody account on Twitter stating the Forte Oil boss will seek to dislodge Akinwunmi Ambode from the Lagos House next year.
Otedola tweeted: “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.”
Otedola, whose father was once a governor of the state and also hails from Epe local government like Ambode, insisted that the current governor is doing a good job and deserve his backing for a second term.
He added: “The governor of Lagos state is doing a commendable job and Lagosians should be proud of him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a few weeks ago, Otedola joined popular photo/video sharing app Instagram.
Since then, he has garnered a large following. He also joined Twitter recently. He has since posted photos and sometimes videos of his escapades.
He is seen posing with his friends like Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and his famous kids including DJ Cuppy. The chairman of Forte Oil recently shared a video of himself in a molue bus.
He revealed that he entered the bus from Agege to Sango Ota and from the looks of things, he wasn’t recognised.
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