Reports have surfaced that the opposition party, PDP, has offered billionaire oil magnate, Femi Otedola the Lagos State governoship ticket which he wholeheartedly accepted.
Otedola will therefore, in the long run square up against whoever the All Progressives Congress (APC) throws up as its party candidate as it is still embroiled in battle of supremacy between the loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Over 50 council chairmen loyal to Bola Tinubu, his estranged godfather, have met and pledged their support for Jide Sanwonolu, who is believed to be Tinubu’s preferred choice, according to APC insiders.
The council chairmen are the most influential grassroots mobilisers under the direct primary system adopted by APC to pick governorship candidates.
Most members of the Lagos house of assembly are also loyal to Tinubu.