APC Clears Gbajabiamila To Contest Sixth Consecutive Term

After serving as a lawmaker five consecutive times, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been cleared to go for another term.

A document obtained by newsmen on Thursday, May 26 showed that the Lagosian has been cleared by the All Progressives Congress, APC to seek a return ticket.

Gbajabiamila was named among 91 others to contest the 24 House of Representatives seats at the primary slated for Saturday, Naija News understands.

The development would have the lawmaker making a 6th consecutive run.

Based on records, Gbajabiamila is the second longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in the history of Nigeria behind Nicholas Mutu of Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency (Delta State) who has been a member of the green chamber since 1999.

The Speaker has been representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State since 2003 and had served as minority leader and majority leader before attaining his current position in 2019.

Other aspirants listed with the speaker are also experienced, most of whom have spent at least three terms in either state or the federal parliament.

Others included in the cleared list are Ikeja federal constituency lawmaker, Mr James Faleke; former Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly; Adefunmilayo Tejuoso; Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Adeseye Oladejo; Tajudeen Fafunmi, Ademola Amure, Ayodele Adewale, Moshood Oshun, Oyekanmi Elegushi, Lanre Oshun, Olusegun Olulade, Idris Balogun, Babatunde Musbau and Kafilat Ogbara.

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