The chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola , has denied claims that he is seeking to contest for Lagos State governorship seat in 2019.

Reports started making the rounds that the oil mogul will join politics after posting a video of himself on a popular Molue bus in Lagos .

The rumours grew following a tweet from a parody account on Twitter stating the Forte Oil boss will seek to dislodge Akinwunmi Ambode from the Lagos House next year .

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“My attention has been drawn to a news piece where false information from a parody account was posted ,” Otedola tweeted in the early hours of Friday .

“I am a man of the people and I will always be on the side of the masses but I am stating clearly via this medium that I am not running for office .”

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My attention has been drawn to a news piece where false information from a parody account was posted . I am a man of the people and I will always be on the side of the masses but I am stating clearly via this medium that I am not running for office .
— Femi Ote$ (@ realFemiOtedola )
May 17 , 2018 Otedola , whose father was once a governor of the state and also hails from Epe Local Government like Ambode , insisted that the current governor is doing a good job and deserve his backing for a second term .

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“The Governor of Lagos State is doing a commendable job and Lagosians should be proud of him ,” he said .