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I Have No Plan To Be Lagos Governor, Says Gbajabiamila

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he has no immediate plan to become the governor of Lagos State.

He stated this when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, which was monitored by our reporter.

The Speaker denounced interest in running for governorship in reaction to speculations that he was making a move to contest the governorship election in Lagos in 2023.

“No, I don’t have any such plan; I have no immediate plan,” Gbajabiamila who does not want to be distracted said on the special programme which aired on Tuesday.

“I have a job that I am doing now, a very tough job; sometimes the most difficult job but people don’t understand.”

The lawmaker has been representing Surulere I Federal Constituency in the House since 1999, and emerged as the Speaker in 2019.

According to him, the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is doing quite well despite the challenges he faces.

Gbajabiamila said since the governor was elected into office, he has proven himself as a diligent public office holder.

“I don’t want distractions. I am working as the Speaker of the House of Representatives with a lot of responsibilities on my shoulders right now; any other thing will be a distraction.

“As for the Lagos State governorship (election), I have not even thought about it and why? (because) the present governor of Lagos State is doing a good job,” he stated.

“The fact that we had a one-term governor at one time does not mean it is going to be the same. The governor is doing a good job under the circumstances – these are difficult times in the last two years and he’s come out well.”

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