OPINION: Gbajabiamila, an idea whose time has come By Rep-Elect

Written by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

By the time the 9th National Assembly comes on board, I expect that it delivers to Nigerians a whole world of difference to the effect that there will be significant and positive impacts of legislation on the life of all Nigerians. I expect that the 9th Assembly will be emplaced to do the bid of the common Nigerians and not one that exists to do the bid of any individual or group of persons. A legislature that will at all times prioritize the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens and conduct itself with distinctions and uphold best practices.

A majority of the elected members of the Federal House of Representatives are on the side of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila because he is a fellow with the right capacities and pedigree and has what it takes. He’s a veteran in the game, a distinct personality who’s moral and leadership credentials are outstanding.

It’s on record that Gbajabiamila declined a National Honour freely given by a former President in defence of his principles and political faith. He has the intellect and intelligence required of the exalted office. The adoption of Gbajabiamila and Hon. Ahmed Wase from Plateau state as running mate in the Ninth Assembly will bring great rewards to Nigerians. Wase as running mate is another seasoned legislator with profound credentials whose standing will go a long way in complementing the leadership prowess of Gbajabiamila.

A Gbajabiamila led House will sure be an embodiment of fantastic interventions in the areas of critical needs of Nigerians. We are rooting for him in the best interest of Nigerians, in the best interests of the citizenry and with him steering the ship of the ninth Assembly.

I have heard in a long time that elected members of the House of Representatives were bribed with iPhone to support a candidate for the leadership of the House. The fact is one of us, elected member who’s involved in telecommunication bought and gave to each member of the group since we agreed to the need for a phone with some level of sophistry to enable a more effective interaction.

The calibre of personalities aboard are not those who fall for anything. And it would interest you to know that the membership of our group cut across.

The support we are giving Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila is not borne out of such material pursuit. We are doing this in the best interests of the country and the people. We are supporting Gbajabiamila because he is eminently qualified to give the ninth Assembly the right leadership that it needs to deliver results to Nigerians. In times like this, opposing forces are expected.

But I can assure you that Gbajabiamila will emerge victorious in the end. It is a question of quality and capacity. As I speak to you, we are well prepared to ensure that Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila leads the ninth House of Representatives. I can assure you that the leadership of Gbajabiamila is an idea whose time has come. Nigerians should expect an assembly with a sterling difference. Under the leadership of the Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, by the grace of God, Nigerians should expect assembly that seeks and works to improve on the quality of life of the citizens through impactful legislative interventions.

The people of the country should expect an assembly that exists to provide succour, one that will work round the clock to complement the good works and efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to make the country work and better in the interest of all Nigerians.

Written by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo is an elected member of the House of Reps Akoko Northeast/Northwest Federal constituency of Ondo State

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