‘They are all fake’: Billionaire businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija denies governorship aspiration

by Oge Okonkwo


One of Africa’s richest women Folorunsho Alakija has denied reports that she is joining the gubernatorial race for the next governor of Lagos state in 2015.

There were reports that she was contesting for elections in 2015 as her posters flooded the streets and most parts of Lagos, with a caption on the posters which read  “2015: Vote Folorunsho Alakija for Governor”.

Mrs. Alakija has released a press statement stating that the reports are false.

She said:

It has come to my notice, that there are posters and fliers being circulated in Ikorodu and other parts of Lagos State announcing me as a Governorship aspirant.

This is not true and I hereby confirm that I have no such intentions. Therefore, I disassociate myself from any persons or group of persons, posters or fliers in circulation about me contesting for governorship. 

I have been paying attention to my calling from God to look after widows and orphans through The Rose of Sharon Foundation and I am also in service most importantly to God’s work as a Minister of his Word through His Ministry committed to us as the Rose of Sharon Glorious Ministry International.  God has not called me into politics and I have never been involved in politics.

Please ignore whatever you may have read purportedly portraying me as a governorship aspirant.

Folorunsho Alakija (Mrs)

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