I’m shocked Otedola endorsed Sanwo-Olu – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has expressed shock that businessman Femi Otedola endorsed Sanwo-Olu Babjide, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, The Punch reports.

Otedola, who is the Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, was only last month rumoured to be running for governor on the platform of the PDP, a report which he neither denied nor confirmed.

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I’m shocked Otedola endorsed Sanwo-Olu – Bode George

Media entrepreneur, Mr Dele Momodu, had said in September that Otedola had personally confirmed to him that he would be contesting the governorship seat.

However, in a post on his official Instagram handle on Saturday, Otedola said:

“Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu; the governor in waiting.”

George, in a telephone interview with The Punch, expressed bewilderment at Otedola’s support for the APC governorship candidate.

The PDP Board of Trustees member said:

“That is news to me. That is very interesting. Wonders will never cease. It is very shocking.”

When asked to comment on Otedola’s purported governorship ambition, George stated, “He has always been with us (PDP). I will call him. I will find out. That is strange.”

He, however, added that Otedola’s endorsement of the opposition would not influence the strategies of the PDP in Lagos.

The PDP chieftain said:

“No, it doesn’t affect our strategies towards 2019 because he is not in our camp. But it is shocking. He is my aburo (junior) and I am going to find out from him what made him (endorse Sanwo-Olu).

“But he is a thoroughbred Lagosian and the people Bola (Tinubu) is handpicking are all from Ogun State. Is that what he wants for his state? I will ask him.”


  1. Femi otedola can’t run for that political post,he is now a rich man not a criminal,otedola with the money!!

  2. It’s all about who will favour them on the long run. That’s politics for you. Not about how the masses feel

  3. He is learning to play the political game well cos who know how to play ball very well always knows how to score and win

  4. Why is bode George shocked ? Do you expect him to leave his childhood friend and endorse someone else ? There is nothing like a friend like family . You go all the way for people like that

  5. This is 100% business and a politician , all yorubas are liars and decievers , never to be trusted in any way at all

  6. When it’s politics anything can happen, there must be a reason for Otedola to endorse Sanwo-olu which is best known to him but no matter what will be his reasons let it be for the betterment of the masses.

  7. Otedola has change of plan, he is a real business man because he has foresight, being a PDP candidate he can not defeat APC candidate in Lagos state. The man don’t want to lose resources

  8. This is still all about politics that I hate talking about with reference to the Nigerian politics, so you guys can go ahead and do what you know how to do best

  9. When it comes to politics, u can’t easily predict what the other person has in his mind. What ever reason behind what Otedola did is best known to him and i can’t question it.

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