The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has responded to his alleged move to unseat Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the coming 2023 elections.
There have been rumours that Gbajabiamila, who represents Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, is plotting to unseat Sanwo-Olu.
But the Speaker, during an interview with a television station on Tuesday, September 14, debunks the rumour and says that Sanwo-Olu is doing a good job and deserves a second term.
Gbajabiamila said: “The present Governor of Lagos State is doing a good job. The fact that we had a one-term governor at one time doesn’t mean it is going to be the same forever.
“This governor is doing a good job under the current circumstances. It’s been a difficult time in his last two years and he has come out well. So, why should anyone upset the apple cart? I think he is doing a good job.”
When asked if he has ambition to run for the governorship position in Lagos State in 2023, Gbajabiamila replied, “That provokes a smile. No, I don’t have any such plan and I don’t have an immediate plan. I have a job I am doing right now; it’s a very tough job.
“Sometimes, it’s the most difficult job and I say it to people in the world. People don’t understand that, but this is not a forum I’m going to break down.
“I don’t want distractions. I am working as a Speaker of the House of Representatives with a lot of responsibilities on my shoulder right now. Any other thing would be a distraction.
“As for Lagos State Governorship? I have not even thought about it. Why? Because the present Governor is doing a good job.”