- Femi Gbajabiamila reveals that some of the aggrieved lawmakers on the platform of the APC are being tempted with financial inducements to defect
- Gbajabiamila led members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the APC to national headquarters
- The lawmaker failed to secure a promise from Oshiomhole that first term lawmakers should get automatic tickets
The leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that aggrieved legislators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are being enticed with mouth-watering cash.
Apart from this, Gbajabiamila said the lawmakers were also being tempted with a promise of automatic return ticket to leave the party.
He did not, however, reveal the political party behind the alleged temptation.
The Nation reports that Gbajabiamila spoke when he led the APC lawmakers to a meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole.
Though Gbajabiamila demanded for automatic return tickets for the faithful members to compensate them for remaining in the party, this was not given an express approval by Oshiomhole.
Gbajabiamila earlier said: “I want to congratulate the party that we are able to heave a sigh of relief after what I personally consider an abysmal failure, the attempt to turn APC into a minority party in the House and Senate.
“The reason why that was not possible is because seated before you is a team committed to the ideals of our party and despite sharing in the grievances of those who have left, remain stead fast.
“It is because of them and not because of anyone of us in leadership, it is because of them, their commitment and steadfastness that in both chambers of the national assembly and especially in the House of Representatives that we command a clear majority. I emphasize this so that the party can begin to appreciate these members.
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“It is the time to consolidate and stay in touch with our members and keep them close because, this is what I told you Mr Chairman, this is their time, I was on Channels (Television) yesterday with the PDP publicity secretary and it made my heart bleed by the way politicians were described in a term analogous to farming.
“He said this was a harvest time as if it was a harvest of corn, rice and maize.The APC is not for harvest.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Femi Gbajabiami said there is need for the party’s leadership to consolidate and stay in constant touch with its members.
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