Abdulmumin Jibrin has endorsed the candidacy of Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.
Jibrin while speaking at the official declaration of Gbajabiamila called on lawmakers to uphold democracy and bring back civility to the national assembly.
“The candidacy of Femi is not about him, it is about our democracy, bringing back civility, adopting what we always preach, and global best practice. Why is it that when it comes to Nigeria, we are good in preaching but very bad in practice.”
“I will not be making a mistake if I say Gbajabiamila stands out as the best candidate we can offer for that position; experience, brilliance, astuteness, organisation, relationship,” he said.
Jibrin who is the Director-General, Femi Gbajabiamila Speaker-ship Campaign Organisation, called on APC lawmakers to adhere to the position of the party.
“Some of us were guilty of what happened in 2011 and 2015, but for the fact that it happened then, does not mean we cannot correct it. It is the responsibility of all of us to see that we bring back this tradition to existence.”
“We are not taking the situation for granted and we will not because we understand that within and without, there are other people interested. We will respect every other person, run a very clean campaign, not interested in throwing mud.”
“We will continue to work hard, consult, reach out to everyone and we call on everybody, all members-elect, across party, that they should all come and join hands, we are giving them the guarantee that Gbajabiamila will be a speaker for every member of the House of Reps,”.