The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, today, named Mrs Haleemat Busari as his running mate.
Busari, a lawyer, is a serving director in First Bank, Sierra Leone and also sits on the board of several blue-chip companies.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said Busari’s choice was endorsed by 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 says.
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.
The statement says 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.