By Andrew Onyejuruuwa
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) of the House of Representatives, has officially joined the growing list of those who want to be Speaker of the 9th Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Gbajabiamila, in company of 170 members-elect, made his intention known on Sunday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of the most populated black country in Africa. He stated that he was in the race to unite the nation and to bring good governance closer to the people.
If elected speaker, Gbajabiamila said he would galvanise the lawmakers to make life more abundant for all Nigerians. He said there was much work to be done by way of legislation in the area of education, health, power, infrastructure and alleviation of poverty. In his remarks, Rep. Mumin Jibrin (APC-Kano), the Femi Gbajabiamila Campaign Director General, said that Gbajabiamila was the best candidate for the office. According to him, the candidacy of Gbajabiamila was about democracy and bringing civility and global best practices into the legislature.
Jibrin said Gbajabiamila stands out as the best candidate describing him as a bridge builder and a man with experience and legislative knowledge. He promised to respect other contestants, run issue-based campaigns and urged all members to join the project.
Also, Rep. Mohammed Mongonu (APC-Borno), said that all party members should respect and protect party supremacy.