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“This is Not True” – Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija is NOT Contesting for the Lagos State Governorship in 2015



Folorunsho Alakija - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Don’t expect Folorunsho Alakija to hit the streets of Lagos to campaign for the seat of the Governor.

Africa’s richest woman was the centre of media buzz when posters of her in parts of Lagos were seen that she plans to succeed Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola in 2015.

On close inspection, the flier was clearly created by a “Lassy Team” publicizing their printing business as no party name was mentioned on the poster.

Presently in Nigeria, if you do not belong to a political party, you can’t contest for a seat of power.

She however, released a statement to shut down the rumours.

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)


  1. ebrufles

    January 9, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    The hustle is real for these printing companies free publicity lol

  2. apt

    January 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    oh love this woman so sweet

  3. frances

    January 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Just wanna say “I love this woman”
    No homo,she just inspires me.

    • fara

      January 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Inspires you to do what exactly? To sniff around the corridors of power long enough to get gifted an oil block? Indeed! A true inspiration! Oil Money which should be used to benefit a whole nation in the hands of one woman. Sigh…

    • ides of march

      January 12, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Thank you jare!

  4. supremacydone

    January 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I tot as much! Its so doesn’t make sense! Richest woman contestingas a governor?its like downgrading herself! And ohhh I luvvv the grace of God upon her


    January 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Lol @ ebrufles . I know, right.
    Well they sure got our attention.

  6. African Man

    January 10, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Wrong Ma. Yes you have been involved in politics, just not as a politician. You were with the worst of them that gave you that oil licence that made you super-rich. That being said, I am happy you have heeded God’s calling, and I pray that you have strength to pursue it. God bless.

    • slice

      January 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Yes, she stole oil just like the rest of the thieves. Why people expect us to be pleased with her success is just beyond me

  7. Bevshine events

    January 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Would have been nice…..

  8. karim

    January 10, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Well I don’t see anything wrong with het contesting the election

  9. Vanessa

    January 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    @fara, show me the exact corridor to sniff around so I can be gifted with an oil well. By the way, getting a gift is one step. Doing something positive is another step. Learn to use your own gifts too or don’t you sniff around? If you have been sniffing around in the corridors of love only, pls locate the corridors of power.

    • Lolade

      January 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

      what you are saying makes no sense. if a well run, fully democratised country, an inexperienced citizen being gifted an oil block is just not acceptable practice. I guess we cannot blame Mrs Alakija, she was in the right place at the right time – she is an opportunist who made the most of her opportunity. Fara’s point is that this is hardly something to aspire to nor is it something to be inspired by. This is a woman who is now being mentioned in the same sentence as the likes of Oprah Winfrey. Its totally crazy. One is a woman who used sheer talent and determination to build an empire from scratch in a meritocratic society while the other is an opportunist who is now reaping the benefits of sniffing around in the corridors of corrupt power. I personally know who I would rather be inspired by. Its not just about monetary wealth but actually wealth of the spirit and character.

  10. Xtsy

    January 11, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Maami, pls what is the address of ur church o. I will port without delay

  11. amarachi

    January 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    did I hear Africa’s richest woman, wat are u looking 4, u hv vry thing MA

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