38-year-old female presidential aspirant Khadija Okunu-Lamidi joins SDP

Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi

A 38-year-old female media entrepreneur Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi will be contesting the 2023 Presidency on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

She made her declaration at the party’s secretariat, Legacy Place, Sabo, Yaba on Thursday.

Okunnu-Lamidi said she decided to join SDP, given its credential as a party that promotes social welfare, open to the voice of the youth, women and other sidelined Nigerians.

“I took this decision to choose the party because we wanted to first establish our own identity and our ideological message.

“We believe in one Nigeria and in the opening of its space and resources to all Nigerians. This is the key to economic inclusion and national security. Our campaign is something of an insurgency.

“We do not have sacks of free money but we have thousands of volunteers, millions of supporters and mandate of the people,” she said.

Okunnu-Lamidi noted that she is aware of the various challenges facing the country, adding that she is prepared to put in her best to ensure better welfare for the citizens.

National chairman of the SDP Supo Shonibare said he is pleased to have the presidential hopeful Okunu-Lamidi as its flagbearer.