Jimi Agbaje, Lagos state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced Mrs. Haleemat Busari, a lawyer, and a member of the the Kosoko royal family as his running mate.
Busari is a law graduate from the University of Lagos and serves as board director of several companies. She is a serving director in First Bank, Sierra Leone.
Felix Oboagwina, Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, said the decision was reached after 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 read.
Busari was born in 1964, to 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.
Busari is also married to Teslim Busari (SAN).