On the day his former boss and sportscasting mentor, Fabio Lanipekun clocks the landmark 80, lady in the tube, Model Sarafa-Yusuf, declared his intention to run for the gubernatorial ticket in the State of Ogun.
In a Facebook post, the sports journalist who tagged the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) said, “Dear friends, today I threw my hat in the ring and officially declared my intention to present myself as Governor of Ogun State. on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.
“I made this statement to a small gathering of market women and men from Adire/Kampala, Asero, Abeokuta.
“I took the opportunity to listen to them talk about their needs and their expectations vis-à-vis the government.
“I look forward to engaging with people more as the days go by, even as I look forward to having the opportunity to serve them as governor.
“We also look forward to working with all of our party leaders across divides as we prepare for the elections.
“I implore you to send positive thoughts and prayers as we begin this journey towards a more prosperous Ogun State.
“By the way, we make the best Adire in Ogun State!”
The 1996 winner of the Nigeria Media Merit Award has been appointed Special Adviser on Information to the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
In 16 years of journalism with the NTA Modele has not only been a sportscaster, she has also been a columnist for magazines, a guest editor for newspapers, a screenwriter for television programs and a producer of documentaries and radio programs. and television: in areas as diverse as business, cooking, current affairs, crime and education. She was also part of the TV channel ARISE in its early days.
She was Marketing Communications/Sponsorship Manager at Globacom when the company was founded in 2003.