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DERIN DISU denies resigning to become deputy governor candidate

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MRS. Aderinsola Disu, the immediate past Special Adviser to Governor Fashola on Central Business District, has denied the rumour that she resigned in the Lagos State cabinet in order to become the next deputy governor.

In a terse response to our text message on the rumour she wrote, “It is not true.  My regards.”

Mrs. Derin Disu’s resignation was announced to the public on Friday, June 13, 2014 by Mr. Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media in a press release.

According to the press release, Mrs. Disu resigned because of the need for her to devote her full time to family commitments.

But as soon as her resignation was announced, the rumour mill was agog with the news that she was asked to resign by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu because she was being groomed as the running mate to Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who is likely going to be the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State in the 2015 general elections

ENCOMIUM Weekly, however, gathered from a reliable source that she could not have been asked to resign for deputy governorship slot when the party has not actually elected its governorship candidate.  We further gathered through our investigation that she could not be selected as deputy governorship candidate of the party because apart from being a Christian she is not from Badagry Local Government Area, where the next APC deputy governorship candidate may likely emerge.

Mrs. Derin Disu, who turned 60 on February 23, 2014, is the daughter of late Mr. Talabi Adebayo Braithwaite (CON), the doyen of insurance and first Nigerian indigenous insurance broker of international repute, who died in May 2011 at 82.

She was once married to Mr. Dele Ogedengbe, the former Ondo State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice and later to Mr. Kunle Disu, a businessman.

She was the chairman of Lagos Island Local Government Council between 2004 and 2007.  A lawyer by profession, she also worked in her father’s insurance company, T. A. Braithwaite between 1986 and 2010, before she was appointed Special Adviser in 2011.

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