Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, has endorsed the Lagos State All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the 2019 election.
The business mogul made his support known in an Instagram post on Saturday in which he described Sanwo-Olu as his childhood friend and governor in waiting.
“Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu; the governor in waiting,” the 56-year-old wrote.
Sanwo-Olu defeated incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to the APC governorship ticket in a bitterly contested party primary election.
Otedola was earlier rumoured to be running for the governorship seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but denied the rumour saying Ambode was doing a good job and should be encouraged to continue.
Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, however, claimed in September 2018 that Otedola personally confirmed to him that he would be contesting the governorship election.
Jimi Agbaje has since emerged the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos.