BREAKING: Agbaje picks First Bank director as running mate
The Peoples Democratic Party ’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr . Jimi Agbaje , has announced a lawyer, Mrs . Haleemat Busari, as his running mate .
The 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 ) and a serving 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.
“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.
According to Oboagwina , 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.