Lagos state PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has picked a lawyer, Haleemat Busari as his running mate for the 2019 election.
This was made known in a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, who said the PDP candidate picked Mrs Busari following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party. The statement said;
“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,”
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.
Meet Haleemat Busari – Short biography and all you need to know about Jimi Agbaje running mate
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.
Haleemat is a law graduate from the University of Lagos an is currently on the board of many 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.