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Jimi Agbaje Picks First Bank Director As Running Mate




Jimi Agbaje Picks First Bank Director As Running Mate

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has picked Haleemat Busari, a serving director in First Bank in Sierra Leone, as his running mate.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina.

Agbaje’s running mate, who is a law graduate from the University of Lagos, is a Director on the board of several blue-chip companies. She was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company).

The statement said the Lagos PDP candidate picked Busari following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party.

His words: “Mrs Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and widely endorsed.

“Stakeholders all agree that without any iota of a doubt, the Jimi-Haleemat combination is a winning ticket on every count,” the statement said.

Agbaje’s running mate, who is married to Teslim Busari (SAN), was born in 1964, to the family of the late Ahmed Giwa, a businessman and Vice President of Jamatul Islamiyya of Nigeria from Epe, and the late Mrs Mujibat Giwa (nee Shonibare), a princess of the Kosoko royal family from Isale Eko.

Oboagwina said Mrs Busari will be bringing to the joint ticket her versatility and connections as a professional in corporate governance, as a Muslim activist and as a bonafide daughter of native Lagos.

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