The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has announced Mrs. Haleemat Busari, as his running mate.
Mrs Busari, a law graduate from the University of Lagos, has served as a Director on the board of several blue-chip companies including Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company), in addition to her present post as a director in First Bank, Sierra Leone.
A statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs. Busari following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party, Punch writes.
“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.
Married to Teslim Busari (SAN), Haleemat 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.
The Agbaje campaign team says it expects Mrs. Busari to bring 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.