House of Reps leader, Femi Gbajabiamilia distance self from Dogara/Jibrin budget padding palava

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    Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has released a statement denying claims that he is working with sacked chairman of the House committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin to unseat Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Gbajabiamila was in a tight race for the seat of speaker of the House of Representatives with Yakubu Dogara last year….


    Gbajabiamila’s statement, which he forwarded as an email only to his colleagues in the house, comes after a text message from an anonymous number was forwarded to House members indicting him in the budget padding allegations from Jibrin. Read his statement and see the text message being circulated after the cut

    Femi Gbajabiamila’s statement below…
    “Since the budget controversy that engulfed the House about a week ago, I have pointedly maintained a dignified silence. I did this for the sake of the institution I represent and which I have laboured hard to grow and protect, knowing that whatever I say could be impactful both within the House and outside it. I was determined to keep in place the glue that holds an otherwise fragmented House, protect its integrity and at same time avoid eroding the little confidence and vestiges of hope Nigerians have in us. I am being dragged into an arena I tried very hard to stay out of only for the good of the House. The Speakership election has come and gone. The election was divisive and acrimonious but I have since worked hard to heal the wounds some of which still fester amongst members on both sides. It is my responsibility to bring all tendencies in a House I lead together and I have worked well with the Speaker and all …Read More

    Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog