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Will The Opposition Succeed To Stop Gbajabiamila Twice?

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Nigeria News takes a look at the plan of the opposition to haunt Gbajabiamila with his past.

Now, the only way to stop Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila from becoming the next Speaker of the House of Assembly is by creating some litigations around his ambition.

He face the same legal row with those that never wanted him in that position in 2015. The litigation dragged to the Supreme Court, which he won and eventually contested for the speakership.

Of course, he lost the election to the present Speaker Yakubu Dogara with very slim margin despite that he was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Again, Gbajabiamila is the party’s candidate in 2019 and he is currently moving across the country to ensure his election. He is campaigning across party line with a logo that carries the flags of popular political parties.

But the allegation that he was a convict in the United States before coming to Nigeria in 1998 to contest has not stopped haunting him.

Even though he fought to Nigeria’s apex court to win the case, his opponents had hired lawyers to reopen it so that they could stop him from realizing his goal.

It is obvious that Gbajabiamila has the quality, experience and persona to occupy the speakership position but the fact that he is a stooge of the former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is working against him.

Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, he is hated by many members of the party who do not like his style, even when his politics has contributed immensely to the provision of quality leadership in the country.

Those who graduated from Tinubu’ss school of politics have always amazed me. Vice President Osinbajo’s leadership quality; Babatunde Fashola, the current Minister of Power, Works and Housing and many others are great Nigerians that passed through Tinubu’s tutelage.

One just need to listen to Gbajabiamila for a few minutes to deduce the stuff he’s made of. But those that will lead us must be found to be men and women of integrity. At the same time, they are not expected to be saints. They must have risen above their dirty pasts to becoming nation builders, which to me Gbajabiamila is seeking the number four office in Nigeria to do.

Today he is seeing as a personality that will link the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria together in unity and peace but his past, which of course remains an allegation is being used to derail his vision for this nation.

During his visit to Rivers State, Gbajabiamila sought supports of the State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the federal lawmakers that are representing the garden city.

They are PDP members whom Gbajabiamila must lobby to win the speakership seat. The endorsement of the APC is not enough for him to win the seat, he must win the majority of the PDP lawmakers to his side so that what happened to him 2015 does not repeat itself.

Commenting on his visit, the Rivers State Governor said that he had asked all the members repressing the State constituencies to vote for Gbajabiamila because he believes in his quality and very sure that he will carry everybody along regardless of the political parties.

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