- Femi Gbajabiamila's ambition to become the speaker in the ninth National Assembly has got boost
- Five governors from the southwest geo-political zone advocated support for him
- The governors are quoted as saying Gbajabiamila is a project for the region
The ambition of the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to become the speaker in the ninth National Assembly, has got boost as five governors from the Southwest geo-political zone advocated support for him.
Vanguard reports that the governors on Tuesday night, April 30, met with over 90 percent of all members-elect from the region cutting across all political parties from the region.
Legit.ng reports that the a meeting was held at the Abuja residence of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.
The governors Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Akeredolu, Gboyega Oyetola, and Abiola Ajimobi, who was represented by Senator Teslim Folarin.
Lagos and Ogun states Governors-elect, Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun respectively were also present at the meeting that held for over two hours.
According to a source from the meeting, the governors made it clear that Gbajabiamila is a project for the region
He said: “Governor Fayemi did not mince words telling the members-elect that Gbajabiamila’s candidacy is not for himself but for the southwest.''
He told them that it was a national project that must be accomplished with a sincerity of purpose that would portray APC as a strong and cohesive party, with totally loyal members,” she said.
Gbajabiamila’s campaign Coordinator for Southwest, Akeem Adeyemi disclosed that the major contender from the region, Segun Odebunmi (Oyo) has finally aligned himself with the position of the party on the issue.
Adeyemi also said the support for Gbajabiamila cuts across the six zones of the country considering the declaration of support from different state governors and other stakeholders.
He said: “As you can see, the presence of the entire governors and governors-elect from the region at this forum speaks volume.
“Their involvement is all about rallying us that Gbajabiamila’s candidacy is not only on merit but the wisest political choice.
“On Honourable Odebunmi, I can tell you that he has finally aligned himself with the position of the party. He is on the same page with us as confirmed by himself tonight”
Legit.ng previously reported that Khadija Waziri Bukar Abba, the member representing Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Gujba Gulani federal constituency disclosed her intention to opt out of the race for the position of speakership of the House of Representatives.
Bukar Abba said this followed the position of the party which favoured Femi Gbajabiamila as the speaker of the ninth Assembly. She made this known while addressing newsmen in her residence in Kaduna.
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