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Gbajabiamila did not induce lawmakers financially to become Speaker, says Abba



Gbajabiamila did not induce lawmakers financially to become Speaker, says Abba

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not financially induce his colleagues at the lower chamber to vote for him during last Tuesday presiding officers election, the House of Representatives has said.

Acting Spokesman of the House, Khadijah Bukar Abba, stated this on Monday during a briefing after the inauguration of four ad hoc Committees by the Speaker.

According to Prof Julius Ihonvbere, who stood in for the ad Committee Chairman, Gbajabiamila had no reason to induce any lawmaker as he worked hard enough to deserve the seat.

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A House of Representatives group, G7 said it would seek legal redress to ensure that the result of the election is upturned because members were financially induced.

Ihonvbere said:

“For us we have conducted a democratic election was held and aired live. At the end, winners emerged and we all witnessed the losers congratulating the winner on the floor. And he has taken

“To us as a House, everything is now in the past and we are focused on the serious legislative business we are here to carry out, to make the House and the country better.

“As far as we are concerned nobody received money. Nobody was enticed to vote. As a matter of fact, no one campaigned intensely robust more than Gbajabiamila and it went beyond the call of duty to explain what he has to offer.

“At times he went to parts of the country with over 120 lawmakers, with that kind of work, he needed to buy no vote”.


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