The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has displayed his readiness to win the 2019 general elections by nominating a princess from the Kosoko royal family as his running mate.
Agbaje’s running mate, Haleemat Busari, is a law graduate from the University of Lagos and is currently a serving director with First Bank in Sierra Leone.
The Director of Media and Publicity, the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, explained the decision was reached after wide and extensive consultations with 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 read.
Busari was born in 1964 to late Ahmed Giwa, a Vice President of Jamatul Islamiyya of Nigeria from Epe, and late Mujibat Giwa (nee Shonibare), a princess of the Kosoko royal family from Isale Eko.
She is married to Teslim Busari.