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Agbaje picks Busari as running mate in Lagos



Standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has picked Mrs. Haleemat Oluwayemisi Busari, as his running in the 2019 poll.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO), Felix Oboagwina, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

He said the PDP candidate picked Busari after comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party.

He said: “Mrs. Busari came highly recommended and widely endorsed. Stakeholders all agreed that without any iota of doubt, the Jimi-Haleemat combination is a winning ticket on every count.”

Haleemat, a lawyer is married to Teslim Olatunde Busari (SAN). She was born in 1964 to the family of the late Ahmed Tijani Shehu Giwa, and from Epe, who was a businessman and vice president of Jamatul Islamiyya of Nigeria.

His mother was the late Mrs. Mujibat Abeni Mopelola Giwa (nee Shonibare), a princess of the Kosoko royal family from Isale Eko.

Oboagwina said Busari’s appointment would 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.

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