Ambode ‘In Trouble’ As Femi Otedola ‘Accepts’ Lagos PDP Governorship Ticket
Following a report that businessman, Femi Otedola, has accepted to become the torchbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Lagos State governorship race in 2019, the second term bid of the current governor of the State Akinwunmi Ambode, might not be as easy as anticipated.
Popular celebrity publisher, Dele Momodu, yesterday disclosed that PDP has offered Otedola, who is currently on vacation the governorship ticket and he has accepted it.
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
Sharing the news on his verified Twitter handle (@DeleMomodu), he tweeted:
“Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. He’s accepted and personally confirmed to The Boss newspaper.”
The development means Otedola may likely run against Ambode, the incumbent Governor, or Jide Sanwonolu, Bola Tinubu’s favourite, one of whom is likely to emerge candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2019.
The development also comes a day after Ambode officially declared interest in a second term, telling supporters at Alausa:
“In these three and a half years as your Governor, I have seen visible proof that we can achieve unbelievable things when we all come together with no more than our belief in our dreams.
“We achieved because you believed. But there is still a lot more to be done. But I am not daunted. I am not tired. And I am sure you feel the same way because we all envision a better Lagos, a Lagos of our dreams.
“So, I humbly call you again, to give me your support as I seek to continue with your mandate to steer the affairs of our State. I ask you to believe again and together, let’s achieve more.”
Barely hours after Ambode’s declaration, a report emerged that there is a threat to impeach him if he does not drop his second term bid.